Witnesses told the BBC the Prime Minister and his wife were among 40 people who attended the "bring your own booze" gathering. “I know the rage they feel with me and the Government I lead when they think the rules are not being properly obeyed by those who write the rules,” Mr Johnson added.
Boris Johnson has been asked to quit by Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross, who has also written to Parliament. “I don't want to be in this position, but I am,” Mr Ross added.
On Wednesday, Conservative MP William Wragg, chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, called Mr Johnson's position "untenable."
He feared "partygate" would "just be an ongoing distraction to the country's effective governance."
Sir Roger Gale, a senior Tory MP, said Mr Johnson had put himself in "an impossible position" and now faced a "exit path" from Number 10.
Mr. Starmer said: “After months of lies and trickery, the pathetic spectacle of a man out of road.
It is disrespectful to the British public that he said he ‘didn't realise' he was at a party.
In a time of national emergency, he was having drunken parties in Downing Street, as everyone knew. Is he going to resign now?
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has long been seen as Chancellor Rishi Sunak's biggest rival for the job.
According to the Daily Mail, both lawmakers are “constantly manoeuvring” to position themselves as future Tory leaders.
A possible leadership opportunity has Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Rishi Sunak “sounding out” colleagues.
A simple majority of 54 Tory MPs is required to force a leadership election.
A letter of no confidence has been presented by two MPs, but “multiple others” have apparently been submitted.
M. Sunak defined himself as a man influenced by “pragmatism, budgetary responsibility, faith in work, and an unwavering optimism about the future”.
But he has been slammed for proposing some of the largest tax increases in history to “recover” the NHS from Covid waiting lists.
Until September, when Mr Sunak increased National Insurance by 1.25 percent and extended the tax to working and earning retirees, the Chancellor was second in the Conservative Home league tables.
Mr Sunak also reversed a Conservative manifesto vow and abolished the triple lock on pensions.
The move enraged many older Tory voters, and Mr Sunak's support dwindled. Some accused him of not being “conservative enough,” a charge he denied.
However, Mr Sunak's fans praise him for helping the UK economy recover from the worst recession in history.
In addition, Mr Sunak is married to the daughter of India's sixth richest man, whose net worth is estimated at billions.
A £430million stake in Mr Sunak's company is held by Akshata Murthy, his wife, greater than the Queen's net worth (£350million).
Ms Truss, on the other hand, comes from a "more relatable" background and has been the most satisfying Cabinet member for 13 months.
By the end of December, Ms Truss had a satisfaction rating of 73.5, 107.3 points higher than the Prime Minister.
Ms Truss' popularity had been fluctuating between 82.8 and 89.8 since December 2020, but it fell last month.
Lord Frost's shock negotiations may have contributed to her loss in popularity.
But she still has an 11.8 point edge over the second most satisfied cabinet member, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.
Chief Whip Mark Spencer and Home Secretary Priti Patel are also rated poorly.
Because of the present immigration issue in the English Channel, Ms Patel has frequently scored poorly in the Conservative Home league tables.
In 2018, only 297 people undertook the risky voyage, before Mr Johnson's Government assumed control and Brexit took effect.
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