Boris Johnson rejects calls to resign amid ‘partygate’ fine

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to resign after being fined for breaking his government’s pandemic lockdown rules, saying he would instead redouble efforts to strengthen the economy and combat Russian aggression in Ukraine.

London police fined Mr. Johnson and other people on Tuesday for attending a birthday party thrown for the Prime Minister at his Downing Street offices on June 19, 2020.

The penalty made Mr Johnson the first British Prime Minister ever found to have broken the law while in office.

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