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Boris Johnson takes responsibility but will not quit over lockdown parties

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By Elizabeth Piper and Muvija M LONDON (Reuters) -Boris Johnson said he was humbled and took responsibility but refused to quit after a damning official report on Wednesday detailed a series of illegal lockdown parties at the British leader’s Downing Street office. Opposition politicians and some in his own party have repeatedly called for him to resign over the alcohol-fuelled gatherings in violation of COVID-19 rules all but banning people from socialising outside their households. “I am humbled and I have learned a lesson,” Prime Minister Johnson told parliament, saying he would not quit. T…

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