The U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak were fined by police on Tuesday for breaching Covid-19 lockdown rules. the police issued the fixed penalty notice for Johnson in relation to a gathering of two or more people held at 10 Downing Street on June 19, 2020, which was the prime minister’s birthday. He was presented with a cake. Carrie Johnson, the prime minister’s wife, has also been notified that she is to receive a fine for Covid lockdown breaches. Others will also be fined. “There was a brief gathering in the Cabinet Room shortly after 2 p.m., lasting less than 10 minutes, during which people I worked with passed on their good wishes,” Johnson motivated. However, “the police have found otherwise and I fully respect the outcome of their investigation,” Johnson added.
It’s a bad moment for Johnson because he is under pressure, being asked again to resign. “You can’t be a law-maker and a law-breaker,” Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, wrote on Twitter. Not a single serving Cabinet minister has voiced their backing for Johnson since it was confirmed he had received a fixed penalty notice. It was said that numerous other parties and gatherings were held in Downing Street and other government buildings at a time when the rest of the country was barred from meeting in groups due to Covid-19 rules. Johnson apologized on Tuesday evening. There is some consensus among lawmakers that now is not the time to change Prime Minister, given the situation in Ukraine.