The British media reported that the Prime Minister of UK does not want to resign after the recent revelations and has decided to continue his political life with a clearing operation on Downing Street and the removal of some of his trustees. The PM of the UK Boris Johnson is under intense pressure for repeated violations of the rules of Covid-19. Now he wants to save his political future by eliminating his closest colleagues and employees. According to the British media, he does not want to resign.
Extensive clearings on Downing Street by Boris Johnson
According to Times, the UK Prime Minister has decided to personally carry out a massive purge of Downing Street and make some populist information to save his political life. Boris Johnson refuses to accept responsibility for UK government crisis, and in the meetings of the past few days, he has accused his team of not supporting him. According to the Guardian, Martin Reynolds, Johnson’s principal private secretary, who invited employees to a Downing Street party in 2020 despite quarantine rules, according to revelations, may be fired. According to the Guardian, some other high-ranking officials are expected to be on the list of officials who should leave Downing Street.
Operation Save Big Dog by Boris Johnson
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing a list of names of members of the British government to offer his resignation in order to maintain his position after the so-called “Partygate” scandals Johnson called the plan “Operation Rescue Big Dog.” Johnson’s plan is aimed at tackling the scandal surrounding news leaks about parties at Building 10 on Downing Street between 2020 and 2021.
Conservative party members demand Boris Johnson’s resignation
Conservative members of the UK Parliament have concluded that Boris Johnson‘s actions are no longer defensible and that his resignation is the only way to end this tragedy. The Guardian also reported that one of Johnson’s decisions to stay in office was to promise to lift all Covid-19 restrictions in the country on January 26.
New revelations against Boris Johnson
Recently, the British media made a lot of revelations against Johnson. During the period of the Covid-19 and Quarantine in UK, not only a few meetings, but also regular sessions were held at the Prime Minister’s Office. Johnson’s employees met every Friday for a period called “Wine-time Fridays.” Accordingly, the Prime Minister also encouraged such meetings during the quarantine period, when meetings and sessions were banned in UK. The Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson, has personally attended these sessions several times. The Prime Minister’s office staff had provided a refrigerator for these regular visits to keep their drink bottles cool.
Increased pressure on Boris Johnson to resign after the revelations
The revelation of several celebrations and other similar events at the British Prime Minister’s Office has recently put a lot of pressure on Johnson, one of which was the controversy at the Prime Minister’s Office on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral in April last year, which caused a great deal of controversy. Johnson apologized in parliament for attending a party violating Covid-19 rules on Downing Street in May 2020. The UK government also had to apologize to the Queen for holding a mourning party at Buckingham Palace. Johnson, of course, did not admit his mistake in apologizing in parliament and only said he understood the anger of the critics.
The Labor Party is seeking the resignation of Boris Johnson
The opposition and some conservative lawmakers have recently called for Johnson to step down. The revelations have drastically reduced the popularity of Johnson’s Conservative Party among British citizens. Opposition leader Keir Starmer has repeatedly questioned the UK government’s credibility in the wake of the revelations, stressing that it is now Johnson’s best interest to resign. He called on Johnson’s Conservative Party to take the necessary steps to oust the prime minister. “What we’ve now got to is a situation where you have a prime minister who has lost the moral authority to lead and just when you need, because we are not out of the pandemic, a government that has that moral authority to lead, we’ve lost it with this prime minister,” Starmer said.
Starmer added: “The moral authority matters of course in relation to COVID, but we’ve got other massive challenges facing this country. “We’ve got a prime minister who is absent – he is literally in hiding at the moment and unable to lead, so that’s why I’ve concluded that he has got to go. “And of course there is a party advantage in him going but actually it is now in the national interest that he goes, so it is very important now that the Tory Party does what it needs to do and gets rid of him.”
At the date of the party in mid-April 2021, strict separation rules were in place in the UK and family members were not allowed to meet in closed rooms. According to the British media, even the Queen of UK was forced to sit alone in a small church the day after her husband’s funeral due to Covid-19 rules. Alcohol is drunk at these parties and some dance. One of Johnson’s advisors was sometimes in charge of the music at the event.
Johnson has previously been under intense scrutiny for revealing several celebrations and parties at the Prime Minister’s Office in May and December 2020 during the UK quarantine period. The opposition and some conservative MPs have even called for Johnson to step down. Johnson has now become the subject of much media attention in UK. Boris Johnson is trying to maintain his political power in any way and wants to eliminate his allies and colleagues in order to achieve his goal.