Former Labor Leader Jeremy Corbyn, on the one hand, and the father of the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on the other, are protagonists this Thursday of a controversy in the United Kingdom for having bypassed the restrictions imposed to stop the coronavirus pandemic, according to two tabloids.
Corbyn, 71, attended a dinner party at a friend’s house with eight other guests, despite England’s ban on social gatherings more than six people, revealed The Sun.
The newspaper publishes this Thursday a picture of the evening, which Labor attended with his wife, Laura Álvarez, and assures that the former opposition leader may face a fine of 200 pounds (220 euros). “I understand that by staying at that dinner I broke the ‘rule of six’. I apologize for my mistake,” Corbyn told the tabloid.
Johnson’s father caught without a mask
In parallel, the Daily Mirror has aired an image of Stanley Johnson, 80, in the interior of a London shop without a mask, although it is mandatory.
The revelation has drawn criticism one day after his son, the British prime minister, insisted on a press conference in the need for the population to meet restrictions to curb infections and avoid the imposition of stricter limitations at the national level in the coming weeks.
“I’m very sorry for this slip”, he told the Stanley Johnson newspaper that he urged “absolutely everyone to do everything they can to make sure they meet the standards.
It is not the first time that it has generated controversy
This is not the first time that the father of the head of government has come into conflict with the regulations against the pandemic. In early July, the Daily Mail he hunted it traveling to Greece, despite the UK recommending at the time limiting overseas trips to essential trips.
Johnson then argued that for he was “essential” move to develop one of his properties in that country in order to rent it during the summer.
In mid-March, a few days before the United Kingdom decreed the closure of bars and restaurants in the face of the first wave of Covid-19, the conservative president’s progenitor bet on the media for ignoring official warnings. “Of course I’ll go to the pub if I need to go to a pub,” he snapped then.
Johnson and Corbyn’s cases join the principal’s Advisor to the Prime Minister, Dominic Cummings, who in May admitted that he drove more than 400 kilometers from London to his parents’ home in the north of England, when the rules of confinement prohibited any movement.