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Drinks party crisis: Conservative Party chieftains demand PM Johnson’s resignation

Boris Johnson is facing calls from senior Tories to resign after he admitted attending a drinks party during lockdown, the BBC has reported.

The Prime minister apologized for the way he handled the event in the Downing Street garden in May 2020 and said he understood the public’s rage over it.

Cabinet members including deputy PM Dominic Raab rallied round Mr Johnson, scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross and MPs William Wragg, Caroline Nokes and Roger urged him to go.

Mr Ross, an MP and a Member of the Scottish Parliament, said he had had a “difficult conversation” with Mr Johnson after he apologised on Wednesday in the House of Commons.

He said he would write to the 1922 Committee, which organizes Conservative leadership contests, to register his lack of confidence in the prime minister.

He is the prime minister is his government that put these rules in place, and he has to be held to account for his actions.