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Johnson apologizes for his staff’s Сhristmas party COVID-19 joke

22:39, 08 December 2021
Johnson apologizes for his staff’s Сhristmas party COVID-19 joke Photo: Global Look Press/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alberto Pezzali

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson said that he was sorry for the jokes that his staff made about holding a Chritsmas themed party last year despite the hitting waves of COVID-19.

Following the events Allegra Stratton who was one of Johnson’s advisers stepped down from her post saying that she regretted making such jokes and will regret it until the rest of her life.

Despite the Mirror reporting several parties that took place during last year’s Christmas Johnson and his administration are keen on insisting that none took place.

Johnson said that the news triggered him but later he became sure that in reality none of the parties were held.

"I apologize unreservedly for the offense that it has caused up and down the country, and I apologize for the impression that it gives," he said in a statement.

"But I repeat ... that I have been repeatedly assured since these allegations emerged, that there was no party and that no COVID rules were broken," he continued.

The opposition said that Johnson ijust attempted to cover up the scandal and that he was “taking the public for fools.”

Taking into account that the new Omicron strain of COVID-19 might lead to together measures the video where the joke is said is possible to motivate some people not to follow orders.

In case it will become known that the jokes were not really jokes but rather the truth disciplinary measures would be taken, according to the Prime Minister.