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Covid 'partygate': Future of PM Johnson is assured, says Foreign Secretary Truss

Johnson is facing the gravest threat to his premiership over alleged lockdown-busting parties.



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By Reuters

Published: Sun 30 Jan 2022, 2:25 PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's future as prime minister is assured, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Sunday.

Johnson is facing the gravest threat to his premiership over alleged lockdown-busting parties at his Downing Street residence and office, some of which are being investigated by the police, but has so far weathered growing calls to resign.

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Asked if Johnson should resign if it emerges he lied to parliament, Truss, considered one of the frontrunners to succeed him as leader, told BBC Television: "I'm not going to answer hypothetical questions. The future of the prime minister is assured."


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