Inquiry report criticizes lockdown parties in Downing Street

Pressure is mounting on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over numerous parties during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Some of the events at his Downing Street official residence should not have taken place, while others got out of hand, top official Sue Gray wrote in her interim report published Monday. She attested to severe leadership failures and a lack of judgment by the British government. “I am sorry,” Johnson told the British Parliament. “I understand the anger that people feel.” But now, he said, it is necessary to get back to work.

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