By Jill Lawless-The Associated Press
London (AP) — Former Correspondent Boris Johnson apologized “unconditionally” on Friday for a blockade breach party in Downing Street the night before Prince Phillip’s funeral. Defeat the British Prime Minister.
Former Downing Street Director of Communications James Slack said the April 2021 turnover party “shouldn’t have happened at the time.”
“I would like to generously apologize for the anger and wounds caused,” Slack said in a statement.
“I’m very sorry, but I take full responsibility,” added Slack, who left the government last year and is now Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the tabloid The Sun.
Johnson is not said to have attended the party to leave, as revealed by The Daily Telegraph. Earlier this week, he apologized for going to a previous rally in his office and home in the garden of Downing Street in May 2020, when Britain was tightly blocked.
The latest party surprised many in Britain because of its timing symbolism — April 16, 2021, the eve of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year-old husband.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Downing Street staff drank, danced, and socialized when leaving the party for Slack and another staff until late at night. The next day, the widowed queen sat alone in the church during her husband’s funeral at Windsor Castle to comply with the rules of social distance that prohibited indoor mixing.
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