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Ex-Attorney General Adds to Tory Calls for Johnson to Quit

  • Wright says partyate doing ‘lasting damage’ to UK government
  • Premier struggling to get past scandal over pandemic parties
Jeremy Wright
Jeremy WrightPhotographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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Boris Johnson faces a drip-drip of Conservative MPs calling on him to resign, as former Attorney General Jeremy Wright said Monday the so-called partygate scandal had done “lasting damage” to the government.

The prime minister had been hoping that with Parliament on holiday to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne, Tory rebels would be keeping relatively quiet back in their districts. The government is also rolling out a slew of announcements it regards as popular with Conservative voters, including a plan to bring back imperial measurements.