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Johnson Buys Time With Apology But U.K. Tory Rage Simmers

  • Prime minister’s position still under threat over ‘partygate’
  • While some Conservative MPs want him to quit, most holding off
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WATCH: “I have learned enough to know that there were things that we simply did not get right. I must take responsibility,” Johnson told lawmakers.Source: Bloomberg
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Boris Johnson bought some breathing space by apologizing for attending a party at his Downing Street office during the first pandemic lockdown, but anger in his ruling U.K. Conservative Party means his grip on power is precarious.

Opposition politicians repeatedly called on him to resign during a heated session of Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament on Wednesday. Tory benches were subdued. Johnson’s apology, for now, was just enough to calm the mutinous mood among his MPs.