Downing Street parties: Boris Johnson faces further calls to resign over partygate as reports claim 'mass clearout' of Number 10 team

Anger is growing within the Conservative Party over a series of alleged lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street, with an increasing number of MPs now calling for the prime minister to step down

1/16/2022 1:11:00 PM

Anger is growing within the Conservative Party over a series of alleged lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street, with an increasing number of MPs now calling for the prime minister to step down

Anger is growing within the Conservative Party over a series of alleged lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street, with an increasing number of MPs now calling for the prime minister to step down.

'Mass clearout' to save own skinPlease use Chrome browser for a more accessible video playerDowning Street chief of staff Dan Rosenfield's position could also be at risk but officials in Number 10 refused to be drawn on the reports of a staff shake-up when these were put to them.

PM's wife 'regrets momentary lapse in judgement'Carrie Johnson 'regrets the momentary lapse in judgement in briefly hugging her friend for a photograph', says spokeswomanA spokeswoman said:"Mrs Johnson was one of a group of six seated outside celebrating a friend's engagement.

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Boris you got to go Absolutely, he MUST, if there's any bit of a moral in our respected PM😌 BBCNews MailOnline Telegraph DailyMirror TheSun guardian BBCBreaking No wonder he looks so disheveled, he’s been hungover the whole time. I’d like to know why he’s hiding Nothing to do with covid , trying to find fall guys to save his ass , sorry ! No he’s NOT

Meanwhile Sky avoids the elephant in it's own living room. Kat Burley and Beth Rigby! Well, I've just written to my local conservative member . Everyone absolutely everyone who went to those parties, MPs, civil servants the lot need to resign now, or after the report comes out be fired for gross misconduct and breaking the law, the law I might add they wrote.

So good to see metpoliceuk taking the Miss Marple approach to criminal investigations.👮

Now It's Revealed Downing Street Enjoyed 'Wine Time Friday' During LockdownThe Mirror's allegation follows the leaked 'BYOB' party email and claims revelling was fuelled by a 'suitcase of wine'. How an ever increasing proportion of the Nation views the ENTIRE Conservative Party ... as a coven of lying self-serving shysters!!

Alcohol will be banned in Downing Street as PM acts to end party cultureBOOZE is to be banned in Downing Street as the PM acts to end the party culture threatening his premiership. Staff will be ordered to restrict their drinking to off the premises and outside working… Why lock the stable door after the horse has bolted? Ummmmm weren’t parties banned? And they still had them….

Met Police maintains refusal to investigate Downing Street parties amid new claimsThe Metropolitan Police says it will not change its position on investigating Downing Street parties after allegations over two new gatherings. Beyond satire. Let's see how far members of the public, in London, get when they start insisting that they 'refuse to be arrested'... corrupt and useless It is very clear that the MET are operating under the premise of one rule for those in power and another for the general populace. All fines issued during the 'partygate' period should be declared null and void as people were only following No 10's example and leadership.

Top 10 significant events in the Downing Street gardenA patch of grass and some rose bushes that have served as the backdrop to history

Downing Street apologises to the Queen for parties on eve of Prince Philip’s funeral – liveLatest updates: It’s deeply regrettable that this took place at a national mourning, PM’s spokesman says Yes that reads really well 'No10 staff have party in honour of Prince Philip, while public and the Queen aren't allowed to properly mourn the death of their loved ones, soz' Folks were happy

How was Prince Philip's funeral restricted day after Downing Street parties?Restrictions meant only 30 people could attend the service in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, rather than the 800 expected for an occasion of its significance. I had already reposted this photo with the text: This is the saddest picture of the Queen I've ever seen.

January 15, 2022 Only a handful of Conservative MPs have publicly said they have submitted letters to the 1922 Committee, but according to the Telegraph, sources have estimated about 20 may have been handed in - although that is well short of the 54 needed to trigger a leadership vote. What could Sue Gray's inquiry into No 10 parties mean and who decides what happens next? 'Mass clearout' to save own skin Meanwhile, The Sunday Times reported that Mr Johnson is planning a"mass clearout" of his top team as he looks to survive the publication of senior civil servant Sue Gray's report into the partygate scandal. Martin Reynolds, the PM's principal private secretary who sent an email inviting staff to"bring your own booze" drinks in the Number 10 garden during the first coronavirus lockdown, and his deputy Stuart Glassborow are likely to be booted out, according to the newspaper. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 4:20 How to replace a Tory PM Downing Street chief of staff Dan Rosenfield's position could also be at risk but officials in Number 10 refused to be drawn on the reports of a staff shake-up when these were put to them. The Sunday Times also reported that Mr Johnson will look to get on the front foot and save his position by making a series of"populist" announcements in the coming weeks. He will focus on reducing the NHS backlog, tackling small boat crossings in the Channel, freezing the BBC licence fee for two years, and introducing a"booze ban" in Downing Street, the paper said. PM's wife 'regrets momentary lapse in judgement' The spotlight has also turned on Mr Johnson's wife, Carrie, who was photographed in The Sunday Telegraph embracing a friend at a social event in London in September 2020. Image: Carrie Johnson 'regrets the momentary lapse in judgement in briefly hugging her friend for a photograph', says spokeswoman At the time government guidance called for people to"stay two metres apart from people you do not live with where possible", or one metre if taking the extra precaution of meeting outdoors. The rule of six was in place at the time the image was taken, which the paper said was 17 September. A spokeswoman said:"Mrs Johnson was one of a group of six seated outside celebrating a friend's engagement. "Mrs Johnson regrets the momentary lapse in judgement in briefly hugging her friend for a photograph." Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 1:00 Starmer: PM too preoccupied defending his rule-breaking Latest polling by Opinium puts Labour on 41% of the vote share, with the Conservatives on 31%. Starmer: PM can no longer do his basic duties Mr Johnson's approval rating has plummeted to -42% - almost a 20 point fall in a week - and almost two-thirds of people surveyed think he should stand down, the polling company said. Follow the Daily podcast on