A British court imposes a fine on Johnson, and the latter announces his apology and acceptance

A British court imposes a fine on Johnson, and the latter announces his apology and acceptance A British court has issued a decision to impose financial fines on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his wife and his finance minister, against the backdrop of violating quarantine rules, by organizing parties at the Prime Minister's Residence. Johnson, for his part, apologized and accepted the fine.  The British government announced on Tuesday the imposition of a fine on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his finance minister, Rishi Sunak, for violating anti-Corona measures between 2020 and 2021.  And the government said in a statement, “The Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance received notification today that the police intend to impose financial fines on them, for violating the quarantine rules related to combating Corona in the circles of power,” according to the BBC.  The British authorities did not disclose the size of the fines, until 13:25 GMT.  Johnson has been accused of holding parties in Downing Street (the British Prime Minister's office) during the health lockdown between 2020 and 2021.  After the announcement, the leader of the British opposition Labor Party, Keir Starmer, demanded the prime minister to resign.  "Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have repeatedly broken the law and lied to the British. Both should resign. The Conservatives are absolutely unfit to govern," Starmer tweeted.  And the London police had announced earlier the issuance of 20 fines to people and government officials for violating the rules to combat Corona during the period of the epidemic in the United Kingdom.  Johnson apologizes and accepts the fine  For his part, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on Tuesday, offered his "full apology" and said that he had accepted the fine imposed by the police.  "Let me say right away that I have paid the fine and I again offer a full apology," Johnson said in a televised address.  "I have to say, quite frankly, that I didn't think at the time that this might be a violation of the rules. But the police, of course, thought otherwise and I fully respect the outcome of their investigation," he explained.  Johnson's wife, Carey, will also be fined.  It was reported that Carrie Johnson and Sunak were present, but it was not clear if the fines imposed on each were for this particular party.  Johnson has been under great pressure this year over the scandal that prompted many of his Conservative Party lawmakers to withdraw their support for him.  "A crisis government"  An unspecified number of Conservative MPs have submitted memoranda of confidence in Johnson.  In the event the Conservative Party Committee of Representatives in the British House of Commons, consisting of 360 MPs, receives 54 motions to demand a vote of confidence, the request is accepted and a vote of renewal or no-confidence is taken.  The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, called for a break in the parliamentary Easter holiday to hold the vote.  Davey tweeted, "This is a government in distress that is neglecting a country in distress."  The Russo-Ukrainian war had eased the pressure on Johnson a bit. On Tuesday, Conservative Representative Roger Gayle said that now is not the time to "overthrow" the prime minister, because this would be in the interest of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  "It's dangerous, of course... but I'm not prepared to give Vladimir Putin the luxury of believing that we are about to overthrow the prime minister of the United Kingdom and destabilize the anti-coalition," Gayle added.  "All reactions to this will have to wait for the end of this main crisis, which is Ukraine and Donbass," he added, referring to the region in eastern Ukraine where Moscow focuses its military operations.  Johnson "Breaking the Law"  In turn, the families of the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic demanded Johnson's resignation.  A spokesman for an association that defends the rights of families of pandemic victims, Lupe Akinola, said Johnson and Sunak "broke the law" and "mocked us".  "There is simply no way for the prime minister or the finance minister to remain in their positions," he said. "Their lack of integrity has caused great harm to the bereaved."  "They have lost all their credibility with the general public," he added, noting that the matter would lead to human losses if new mutant mutants required imposing restrictions in the future.  Meanwhile, the London police continued to look into allegations that Johnson and government officials participated in at least 12 parties between 2020 and 2021, at a time when the authorities imposed strict restrictions to contain the spread of the virus.

A British court has issued a decision to impose financial fines on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his wife and his finance minister, against the backdrop of violating quarantine rules, by organizing parties at the Prime Minister's Residence. Johnson, for his part, apologized and accepted the fine.

The British government announced on Tuesday the imposition of a fine on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his finance minister, Rishi Sunak, for violating anti-Corona measures between 2020 and 2021.

And the government said in a statement, “The Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance received notification today that the police intend to impose financial fines on them, for violating the quarantine rules related to combating Corona in the circles of power,” according to the BBC.

The British authorities did not disclose the size of the fines, until 13:25 GMT.
Johnson has been accused of holding parties in Downing Street (the British Prime Minister's office) during the health lockdown between 2020 and 2021.

After the announcement, the leader of the British opposition Labor Party, Keir Starmer, demanded the prime minister to resign.

"Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have repeatedly broken the law and lied to the British. Both should resign. The Conservatives are absolutely unfit to govern," Starmer tweeted.

And the London police had announced earlier the issuance of 20 fines to people and government officials for violating the rules to combat Corona during the period of the epidemic in the United Kingdom.

Johnson apologizes and accepts the fine
For his part, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on Tuesday, offered his "full apology" and said that he had accepted the fine imposed by the police.

"Let me say right away that I have paid the fine and I again offer a full apology," Johnson said in a televised address.

"I have to say, quite frankly, that I didn't think at the time that this might be a violation of the rules. But the police, of course, thought otherwise and I fully respect the outcome of their investigation," he explained.

Johnson's wife, Carey, will also be fined.
It was reported that Carrie Johnson and Sunak were present, but it was not clear if the fines imposed on each were for this particular party.

Johnson has been under great pressure this year over the scandal that prompted many of his Conservative Party lawmakers to withdraw their support for him.

"A crisis government"
An unspecified number of Conservative MPs have submitted memoranda of confidence in Johnson.

In the event the Conservative Party Committee of Representatives in the British House of Commons, consisting of 360 MPs, receives 54 motions to demand a vote of confidence, the request is accepted and a vote of renewal or no-confidence is taken.

The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, called for a break in the parliamentary Easter holiday to hold the vote.

Davey tweeted, "This is a government in distress that is neglecting a country in distress."
The Russo-Ukrainian war had eased the pressure on Johnson a bit. On Tuesday, Conservative Representative Roger Gayle said that now is not the time to "overthrow" the prime minister, because this would be in the interest of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"It's dangerous, of course... but I'm not prepared to give Vladimir Putin the luxury of believing that we are about to overthrow the prime minister of the United Kingdom and destabilize the anti-coalition," Gayle added.

"All reactions to this will have to wait for the end of this main crisis, which is Ukraine and Donbass," he added, referring to the region in eastern Ukraine where Moscow focuses its military operations.

Johnson "Breaking the Law"
In turn, the families of the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic demanded Johnson's resignation.

A spokesman for an association that defends the rights of families of pandemic victims, Lupe Akinola, said Johnson and Sunak "broke the law" and "mocked us".

"There is simply no way for the prime minister or the finance minister to remain in their positions," he said. "Their lack of integrity has caused great harm to the bereaved."

"They have lost all their credibility with the general public," he added, noting that the matter would lead to human losses if new mutant mutants required imposing restrictions in the future.

Meanwhile, the London police continued to look into allegations that Johnson and government officials participated in at least 12 parties between 2020 and 2021, at a time when the authorities imposed strict restrictions to contain the spread of the virus.
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