Boris Johnson & 'Partygate' | How does a leader know when it's time to quit?

How does a leader know when it's time to quit?

Boris Johnson has come under huge pressure to quit as Prime Minister since it emerged that he received a fine from the Metropolitan Police for attending a party during lockdown – when doing so was punishable by a fine of up to £10,000. The party has been confirmed to have taken place on his birthday on 19th June 2020, Wales Online reports.

A snap YouGov poll found that three-quarters of the British public think Johnson knowingly lied when recounting events, with 57% thinking he should now resign. The ministerial code – the set of rules and regulations by which all MPs are expected to abide - says that “ministers will be expected to offer their resignation to the Prime Minister” if they “knowingly mislead Parliament”. This applies to all ministers, the Institute for Government explains on their website.

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