May 20, 2024
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Angry UK lawmakers trigger confidence vote in Boris Johnson

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By Elizabeth Piper and Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) -Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a confidence vote on Monday after a growing number of lawmakers in his Conservative Party questioned the British leader’s authority over what has been dubbed the “partygate” scandal. Johnson, who scored a sweeping election victory in 2019, has been under increasing pressure after he and staff held alcohol-fuelled parties in his Downing Street office and residence when Britain was under strict lockdowns due to COVID-19. He was met with a chorus of jeers and boos – and some muted cheers – at events to ce…

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