Johnson’s staff accused of more lockdown parties

Johnson’s staff accused of more lockdown parties

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January 14, 2022

Downing Street staff have been accused of holding two leaving parties in No 10 on the eve of the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral.

New Delhi, 14 January 2022

The Telegraph reported the gatherings were made up of about 30 people drinking alcohol and dancing to music until the early hours of 17 April. As per news report of BBC, restrictions at the time banned indoor mixing between different households. No 10 said a leaving speech had been given but would not comment when asked if there had been drinking and dancing. A spokeswoman confirmed Boris Johnson's former director of communications, James Slack, "gave a farewell speech" to thank colleagues ahead of taking up a new role as deputy editor of the Sun newspaper. Mr Johnson was not at either gathering as he was spending the weekend at his country estate, Chequers. The latest revelations come as he faces anger from his own party over attending a drinks gathering in the Downing Street garden during the first lockdown. Labour's deputy leader, Angela Rayner, said "the buck stops with the PM" over the "culture and behaviours" inside No 10.

Source - BBC


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