British deputy minister resigns, protesting Prime Minister’s party

British Deputy Justice Minister Wolfson submitted his resignation as a protest against Prime Minister Johnson partying amid the blockade against Covid-19 in 2020.

In his resignation letter sent to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on April 13, David Wolfson criticized the partying behavior of Mr Johnson and other officials in Downing Street during the lockdown as “inappropriate the spirit of respect for the law”.

“It would be wrong for this act to be exempted from prosecution, especially when many people already adhere to strict regulations and face the risk of fines or even prosecution for similar violations,” Wolfson said. said.

UK Attorney General David Wolfson.  Photo: MoJ.

Deputy Minister of Justice David Wolfson. Image: MoJ.

Wolfson, who holds the third most powerful position in the UK Justice Department and belongs to Prime Minister Johnson’s Conservative party, insists he has no choice but to submit his resignation.

“I don’t agree with what happened in Downing Street, his actions and the way he reacted after it was made public,” Wolfson wrote to the British Prime Minister.

In his response, Prime Minister Johnson said he was sorry to receive his resignation and thanked Wolfson for his service to the country. “The Government has received support from his long legal experience,” the British Prime Minister wrote.

Prime Minister Johnson and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak were announced to be sanctioned by the London Police Service on April 12 for the scandal of partying at Number 10 Downing Street in May 2020, when the UK imposed a strict blockade to prevent Covid. -19.

After it was announced that Mr Johnson had been fined, UK Labor leader Keir Starmer called for the Prime Minister and the Finance Secretary to step down. Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey also called on the UK parliament to hold a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

Ngoc Anh (According to BBC/Guardian)

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