Will ‘Partygate’ end Boris Johnson’s term as prime minister?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs Downing Street to deliver a statement at the Houses of Parliament [Toby Melville/Reuters]

Denials, investigations, apologies, and fines have all been part of the “Partygate” scandal in the UK after allegations that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and members of his staff had alcohol-fuelled parties at his offices and residence while COVID-19 lockdown rules were in force.

This week, MPs will vote on whether Johnson should be investigated for knowingly misleading Parliament over breaching pandemic laws.

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Paul Brennan, Al Jazeera correspondent in London (@paulrbrennan)

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This episode was produced by Ney Alvarez, with Amy Walters,  Negin Owliaei, Alexandra Locke, Ruby Zaman, and Malika Bilal. Sound design by Alex Roldan. Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers.

Source: Al Jazeera