A Toast to Partygate

A series of gatherings and parties held at 10 Downing Street and other government buildings during 2020 and 2021 COVID-19 lockdowns dropped UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in hot water. Photographs showed Johnson attending at least three of these gatherings. The scandal contributed to Johnson’s resignation as Conservative Party leader on 7 July, and he was eventually replaced as prime minister by Liz Truss (who was fated to become Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister).