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PM apologises over breaking lockdown laws in Downing Street as Labour slam statement as 'a joke'

Rob George 19th Apr, 2022

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has again apologised for breaking lockdown laws in Downing Street in June 2020.

In his first appearance in the House of Commons following the Easter recess, Mr Johnson spoke ‘in all humility’ about the fixed penalty notice given to him last Tuesday (April 12).

Mr Johnson, his wife Carrie and Chancellor Rishi Sunak were among a tranche of 30 more fixed penalty notices dished out by Scotland Yard to people who broke lockdown rules.

The Prime Minister again repeated his defence that he did not knowingly break the rules but said: “That was my mistake and I apologise for it unreservedly.”

Speaking hours after a vote on whether the PM should be investigated for knowingly misleading Parliament over breaching Covid laws was approved for Thursday (April 14), Mr Johnson said he felt he feels an ‘even greater sense of obligation’ to focus on their priorities.

However in response, Labour leader SIr Keir Starmer called the apology a ‘joke’ and labelled the PM ‘dishonest’ – a remark he was asked to withdraw by speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle.

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