Influential UK lawmaker tells PM Johnson: "The gig's up"

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Conservative MP Steve Baker leaves the Cabinet Office, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British Conservative Party lawmaker Steve Baker on Thursday said that Prime Minister Boris Johnson should have resigned after being fined for breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules in his offices.

"I have to say I'm sorry, but for not obeying the letter and spirit (of the law) - and I think we have heard that the Prime Minister did know what the letter was - the Prime Minister now should be long gone," Baker, a member of Johnson's Conservatives, told parliament.

"The prime minister should just know that the gig's up."

(Reporting by William James and Alistair Smout)

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