Dominic Raab appears to have shot himself in the foot after referring to the May 20 Downing Street event as a 'party' that he 'wasn't invited' to.
The Justice Secretary faced a grilling on allegations Boris Johnson knowingly attended a 'Bring Your Own Booze' party on May 20 2020.
But the pair clashed as he made some confusing statements while refusing to be drawn in on the matter further.supports HTML5 videoHe said claims that ‘the May 2020 party’News presenter Kay Burley then said ‘so it was a party on May 20th?.. You’ve just referred to it as the May 20th party?’
He went on to deny claims there was a ‘drinking culture’ in the heart of government, adding: ‘I do not personally recognise the caricature that they [No 10 staff] were all partying, this was incredibly serious and difficult and a dedicated team.’An awkward standoff ensued as he repeatedly referred back to the Sue Gray investigation, with Burley quipping that the top civil servant was now ‘the most famous woman in Britain’.Read more: Metro »
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