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Downing Street not denying second event took place on 16 April 2021: follow updates below

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Downing Street not denying second event took place on 16 April 2021: follow updates below

Former official James Slack says event ‘should not have happened at the time that it did’ Sam Hancock 1642146964 Lib Dems and Labour renew calls for Johnson’s resignation Sir Ed Davey, leader of the Liberal Democrats, says the PM “must go” following the news about parties on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral.Boris Johnson mobilised Cabinet to back him following his apology for attending No10 'party' in lockdown.'We feel like the government is laughing at us' Four senior Tories have publicly called for his resignation since the statement, including the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Douglas Ross."We were following the rules with the understanding that those in charge were also doing the same thing,” the Loose Women presenter said.

Meanwhile, Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner said she had “no words for the culture and behaviours at No 1, and the buck stops with the PM”. Both also took the time to remind people of the images of the Queen “sat alone in mourning” at her husband’s funeral, in order to adhere with social distancing rules. He said he believed it was 'work event' but in 'hindsight' he should have found another way to thank staff. “The Queen sitting alone, mourning the loss of her husband, was the defining image of lockdown. 'Further consideration' In a statement released on Thursday, the Met said it was "aware of widespread reporting relating to alleged breaches of the Health Protection Regulations" in Downing Street. Not because she is the Queen, but because she was just another person, mourning alone like too many others,” Sir Ed wrote. Tory MPs openly calling for him to quit as the party plunges in the polls with Labour taking a 10-point lead. Sam Hancock 1642146422 PM’s staff ‘held two parties at No 10’ night before Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral Downing Street staff attended two separate parties on the evening before Prince Philip’s funeral amid strict Covid rules that saw the Queen sit alone as she bade farewell to her husband of 73 years, it has been alleged.

The Daily Telegraph reported that two events were held on the evening of Friday 16 April 2021 – when the country was under step 2 coronavirus restrictions which banned indoor mixing. But the Met added: "If significant evidence suggesting a breach of the regulations becomes available, officers may review and consider it. Both events were said to be leaving parties for staff working in the prime minister’s inner team. One was reportedly held for James Slack, Boris Johnson’s then-director of communications, and the other for the prime minister’s personal photographer. Witnesses told The Telegraph that “excessive alcohol” was drunk, attendees danced to music DJ’d by a special adviser, and the gatherings lasted beyond midnight. "Cressida Dick [the Met chief] mustn't let him off the hook through a shady establishment stitch-up. The paper also reported that the celebrations were initially held separately before merging later in the evening.

Around 30 people were allegedly present across both parties. Tom Batchelor has the full report: PM’s inner team reportedly drank and danced in Downing Street basement on eve of Prince Philip’s funeral Sam Hancock ." Related Topics.

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Jacob Rees-Smugg on Newsnight suggests we’re ‘quibbling’ over a little party in Downing Street. The old Etonian bangs on about honour and duty, but the Queen followed the rules sitting alone honourably and dutifully at her husband’s funeral while his government partied. Shameful! But did it really happen as Sue Gray has not mentioned it in her report yet 😂

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Former official James Slack says event ‘should not have happened at the time that it did’ Sam Hancock 1642146964 Lib Dems and Labour renew calls for Johnson’s resignation Sir Ed Davey, leader of the Liberal Democrats, says the PM “must go” following the news about parties on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral.Boris Johnson mobilised Cabinet to back him following his apology for attending No10 'party' in lockdown.'We feel like the government is laughing at us' Four senior Tories have publicly called for his resignation since the statement, including the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Douglas Ross."We were following the rules with the understanding that those in charge were also doing the same thing,” the Loose Women presenter said.

Meanwhile, Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner said she had “no words for the culture and behaviours at No 1, and the buck stops with the PM”. Both also took the time to remind people of the images of the Queen “sat alone in mourning” at her husband’s funeral, in order to adhere with social distancing rules. He said he believed it was 'work event' but in 'hindsight' he should have found another way to thank staff. “The Queen sitting alone, mourning the loss of her husband, was the defining image of lockdown. 'Further consideration' In a statement released on Thursday, the Met said it was "aware of widespread reporting relating to alleged breaches of the Health Protection Regulations" in Downing Street. Not because she is the Queen, but because she was just another person, mourning alone like too many others,” Sir Ed wrote. Tory MPs openly calling for him to quit as the party plunges in the polls with Labour taking a 10-point lead. Sam Hancock 1642146422 PM’s staff ‘held two parties at No 10’ night before Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral Downing Street staff attended two separate parties on the evening before Prince Philip’s funeral amid strict Covid rules that saw the Queen sit alone as she bade farewell to her husband of 73 years, it has been alleged.

The Daily Telegraph reported that two events were held on the evening of Friday 16 April 2021 – when the country was under step 2 coronavirus restrictions which banned indoor mixing. But the Met added: "If significant evidence suggesting a breach of the regulations becomes available, officers may review and consider it. Both events were said to be leaving parties for staff working in the prime minister’s inner team. One was reportedly held for James Slack, Boris Johnson’s then-director of communications, and the other for the prime minister’s personal photographer. Witnesses told The Telegraph that “excessive alcohol” was drunk, attendees danced to music DJ’d by a special adviser, and the gatherings lasted beyond midnight. "Cressida Dick [the Met chief] mustn't let him off the hook through a shady establishment stitch-up. The paper also reported that the celebrations were initially held separately before merging later in the evening.

Around 30 people were allegedly present across both parties. Tom Batchelor has the full report: PM’s inner team reportedly drank and danced in Downing Street basement on eve of Prince Philip’s funeral Sam Hancock ." Related Topics.