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Don't play politics over COVID measures, says UK PM Johnson

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Don't play politics over COVID measures, says UK PM Johnson
Don't play politics over COVID measures, says UK PM Johnson   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged opposition politicians on Wednesday not to play politics over a video showing his staff joking about a reported party in Downing Street during a COVID-19 lockdown.

“I know that the implication that he is trying to draw, that the case that we’re now investigating somehow should undermine public confidence in the measures that we are taking. But I may say to him … I think it is a grave mistake to try to play politics with this issue,” Johnson said in reply to a question from opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer.

“I don’t think the public do want to see confidence in these measures undermined,” Johnson told parliament.