Pressure is growing on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to answer questions in relation to reports that a gathering took place at Downing Street during the national lockdown in May 2020, with a leaked email showing that Martin Reynolds, one of Boris Johnson’s key aides, invited staff along to enjoy the nice weather.

Opposition leaders, including Labour’s Sir Kier Starmer, have told the Prime Minister that he must face the music and answer questions.

At the time of the gathering, people in the United Kingdom were only allowed to socialise with their own household and could only meet one person for another household in an outdoor setting, but that this must be following social distancing guidelines.

A YouGov snap poll shows that 56% of Britons think Boris Johnson should resign as Prime Minister. 27% of the 5,000+ people asked believe that the Prime Minister should remain in position.