“BORIS Johnson must do the honourable thing and resign,” according to Slough’s MP after the PM admitted he attended Downing Street garden party to “thank staff”.

Earlier today, Mr Johnson apologised to the House of Commons for going to the drinks party during the first coronavirus lockdown, believing it was a “work event”.

He said he took “full responsibility” and in hindsight, he should have sent everybody back to work.

Anger erupted following the Prime Minister’s confession and has sparked intensified calls for him to resign.

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Reacting to this, Slough’s MP Tan Dhesi said: “I am appalled at the latest revelations from the Prime Minister. Rather than resign, Boris Johnson’s response is to wait on an inquiry to see if he broke any of the rules he had made, at a party he attended.

“I could not be by the bedside of my dying grandmother in hospital and thousands of people across the country could not say goodbye to dying loved ones and made huge personal sacrifices, as they were diligently following the rules. His actions are hurtful to us all.

“Having broken the rules he himself had set and having lied about it, Boris Johnson must do the honourable thing and resign.”

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The drinks party at the No 10 Garden is currently under internal investigation by senior civil servant Sue Gray.

Mr Johnson said during Prime Minister Questions that he will accept the review’s findings in full.