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British newspapers outraged by alleged Christmas party in Boris Johnson's office: 'Don't go to work, go to parties' abroad

British newspapers outraged by alleged Christmas party in Boris Johnson’s office: ‘Don’t go to work, go to parties’ abroad

The British morning papers have little to say about the Christmas party that was said to have taken place last year in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office. This is how he writes the sun On the front page, next to a picture of Boris Johnson dressed as the Grinch: “Do as I say, but don’t do as I do at Christmas.”

Former spokesperson and government advisor Allegra Stratton resigned on Wednesday after a video leaked in which she joked about an alleged Christmas party at the end of last year. In an emotional statement, she apologized on Wednesday (see video below), but it remains unclear if the Christmas drink has actually been staged.

according to Watchman Johnson’s party is mired in scandal. Newspaper telegraph “Don’t go to work, go to parties,” he writes Thursday morning.

And Johnson announced yesterday that measures must be tightened in Great Britain again due to the high number of coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and the rapid emergence of the Omicron variable. Johnson called it “Plan B.”

woman He writes: “Plan B for us, plans for lies and lies and lies.” Johnson didn’t want to say much about the alleged party on Wednesday, though he did apologize for the unrest and the “joke” Stratton was going to make in the leaked video. daily mail He writes about it on the front page: “One rule for them, new rules for the rest of us,” along with a picture of a tearful Stratton.

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Allegra Stratton, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, joked during a training news conference in December last year about a Christmas party at the prime minister’s official residence. © AFP/Reuters

Media elsewhere in the world are also writing about the alleged Christmas party and the reactions to it. according to CNN This is the “most dangerous scandal” that Johnson has faced during his tenure as prime minister.

The Scottish newspaper Edinburgh evening news It quoted a nurse in the intensive care unit as saying that she “was looking after people who were dying, while there were apparently parties elsewhere.” The Scottish newspaper daily log He writes: “The party’s over, now get out.”

The riots already dominated the front pages of the morning papers on Wednesday, and Prime Minister Johnson ordered an investigation into the party, although according to the opposition this is not necessary. Labor leader Keir Starmer said: “The prime minister has been caught red-handed.” “Why doesn’t he finish the investigation with just a confession?”