Boris flouts mask guidelines – again

Boris Johnson again ignored official requests to wear a mask when he saw a performance of Macbeth in a busy London theater on Tuesday night, it has emerged.

The Prime Minister was among the audience to see the Shakespearean tragedy at the Almeida Theater in Islington after a scandal-ridden fourteen days in which Tory MPs from the back table have accused him of losing the plot.

A co-listener told The Guardian that Johnson did not wear face cover during the performance – despite the theater’s requests that visitors always wear one when not eating or drinking.

He was also photographed inside a public area of ​​the theater without a mask on, along with someone believed to be a member of his family.

The mask slides

Ticket holders were reportedly sent an email prior to the performance with a reminder to “wear a face mask all the time throughout the building unless you are exempt.”

Almeida also has a message on its website asking all patrons to wear a mask in the theater, including during the performance, to protect “all of our staff, cast and other Covid audiences”.

It told an eyewitness The Guardian that most in the theater complied with the rules, but the Prime Minister only put on the mask again at the end of the play when the light went up.

Another witness said she had not seen Johnson wearing a mask in the first half and while he was at the bar with his guest. The Prime Minister is believed to have had his mask on his chin before the break and completely off after that.

It comes after Johnson has previously been criticized for not wearing. Mask while sitting next to 95-year-old David Attenborough at the Cop26 climate summit and while you were with the medical staff at Hexham Hospital.

He has since apologized for the hospital incident, though he said it was for “barely 30 seconds”.

‘Is everything OK?’

Meanwhile, Johnson was forced to defend his record in office as he faced questions about his leadership and political future at the Prime Minister’s question.

The Prime Minister’s appearance in the Commons followed criticism from his party in a series of hostile briefings since a chaotic speech in the Confederation of British Industry on Monday.

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer highlighted the Tory division over Johnson’s style and rumors of a breakup with Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

The chancellor was sitting next to Johnson in the Chamber when Sir Keir said: “The Prime Minister’s routine is falling flat. His chancellor is worried that people will get smart, his backers say it’s embarrassing … and senior people in Downing Street tells the BBC that ‘it just does not work’.

In response to a question posed by a journalist on Monday, Sir Keir said: “Is everything OK, Prime Minister?”

Johnson replied, “I want to tell you what does not work, it is that line of attack.”

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