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Mr Johnson has apologized after being fined by Met Police for breaking lockdown rules, but said he would not resign. The Prime Minister has been called to resign after being fined for attending his own birthday party in the Cabinet Room in Downing Street in June 2020.

Mr Johnson said: ‘I have paid the fine and again offer a full apology.

Asked if he would step down, Mr Johnson said: ‘I want to be able to carry on and fulfill the mandate that I have, but also solve the problems that the country is facing at the moment.’

Pressed to know if the fact that he broke his own laws meant that it was not possible, he replied: “I believe it is my job to carry on and deliver for the people of this country and that am I going to do.”

Discussing his lockdown-breaking birthday party, Mr Johnson said ‘quite frankly at the time, it didn’t occur to me that it could have been a breach of the rules’.

Speaking on UK News, Dan Wootton explained that several media outlets and oppositions are demanding Mr Johnson’s resignation.

Discussing the matter, journalist Calvin Robinson said: “But on the other hand, he has an amazing PR team.

“His PR is fantastic, look at the fact that he went to Kyiv a few days before it came out.

“Look at the fact that VIPs are messaging around all Tory MPs at the moment and I am not on Twitter because of the length but I suspect a lot of MPs are tweeting at the moment in support of Boris with wording similarly, its PR team is fantastic. ”

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It is understood they all paid £50 each, a reduced rate as fixed penalty notices were settled within 14 days.

Mr Sunak issued an “unreserved apology” and signaled that he would not resign.

The Chancellor said: “I understand that for figures in public office, the rules need to be applied rigorously in order to maintain public trust. I respect the decision that was made and I paid the fine.

“I know people have sacrificed a lot during Covid, and they will find this upsetting. I deeply regret the frustration and anger caused and I’m sorry.

“As Prime Minister, I am focused on delivering for the British people at this difficult time.”

The fines are the result of a Metropolitan Police investigation into parties in Downing Street and Whitehall in 2020 and 2021.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-13 00:31:31

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