UK PM Johnson admits to attending lockdown gathering


Boris Johnson tells MPs he attended May 2020 event in Downing Street garden held in breach of COVID-19 restrictions.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted to attending a garden party at his Downing Street residence during a coronavirus lockdown in May 2020, in breach of his government’s own pandemic rules.

Addressing the United Kingdom’s Parliament on Wednesday, Johnson said he wanted to “apologise” to the British people for his actions.

The prime minister said he had entered the garden to thank his staff members before returning to his office 25 minutes later. He said that in hindsight, he should have demanded the event be stopped.

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