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Heartfelt enough? UK Johnson’s future uncertain after lockdown party apology

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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s premiership was in the balance on Thursday as he faced calls from within his Conservative Party to resign after he admitted attending a party at his official residence during a coronavirus lockdown. Johnson on Wednesday issued “heartfelt apologies” for attending the gathering at Downing Street in May 2020, telling parliament he understood the public’s rage at the revelations. Senior ministers rallied around to offer support to their leader, who won a landslide election victory in 2019, although media said the backing of finance minister…

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