LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged lawmakers to draw a line under the ‘partygate’ scandal, apologizing to parliament after a report concluded he should take responsibility for parties in Downing Street during Covid-19 closures.
A senior UK official’s report released on Wednesday gave a detailed breakdown of 16 social events that took place in government offices during the closures between 2020 and 2021. It included photographs showing Mr Johnson holding drinks during two social events with colleagues. . He also detailed booze-soaked parties in Downing Street, including an event where two staff members got into a fight and another was ill.