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UK Labour leader says PM Johnson caught "red-handed" over party denials

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UK Labour leader says PM Johnson caught "red-handed" over party denials
UK Labour leader says PM Johnson caught "red-handed" over party denials   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

LONDON – The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of “taking the public for fools” by denying that members of his staff took part in a party at a time when COVID-19 rules prohibited such gatherings.

“It’s obvious what happened. Ant and Dec are ahead of the prime minister on this,” Keir Starmer said – referring to a popular British comedy duo who have made jokes about the outcry – to loud laughter from opposition lawmakers in parliament.

“The prime minister has been caught red-handed,” Starmer said in an exchange with Johnson on the floor of the House of Commmons.