UK PM Johnson had a birthday party during lockdown: Report

UK PM Johnson had a birthday party during lockdown: Report

24/1/2022 11:21:00 PM

UK PM Johnson had a birthday party during lockdown: Report

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a birthday party during the first COVID-19 lockdown in June 2020 when social gatherings indoors were banned, ITV News reported on Monday (Jan 24). The revelation ratchets up the pressure on Johnson over a series of gatherings at his 10 Downin

The broadcaster said one of the attendees was interior designer Lulu Lytle, who was renovating Johnson's flat in the building.ITV also said it also understood that family friends were hosted in the prime minister's residence on the previous evening.

His office denied this claim."This is totally untrue," a spokesperson told ITV."In line with the rules at the time, the prime minister hosted a small number of family members outside that evening."The birthday allegations add more fuel to a scandal that has engulfed Johnson.

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