PM says he was assured there was no Christmas party, but Number 10 team can't say who gave that assurance

'Boris Johnson's big Christmas party apology was perhaps inevitable. Considering the levels of frustration among his backbenchers and the public, it was a wise move' - @joepike

12/9/2021 2:53:00 AM

'Boris Johnson's big Christmas party apology was perhaps inevitable. Considering the levels of frustration among his backbenchers and the public, it was a wise move' - joepike

With growing speculation that the government will introduce their COVID 'Plan B' in the coming days, the prime minister is likely to be asked why anyone should follow the rules when his colleagues apparently ignored them.

Reports suggest most attendees were civil servants or political advisers.MrJohnson's concession to Sir Keir Starmer at PMQsthat any breaches of COVID restrictions will be passed on to the Metropolitan Police could come back to haunt his team.Mr Case's investigation will only cover the event on 18 December, not reports of a celebration to mark the departure of Dominic Cummings allegedly held on 13 December, or reports of another party on 27 November.

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In a tweet, Mr Cummings suggested the party after his resignation on the 13th was held in the PM's Downing Street flat.Aside from the damage to Mr Johnson's leadership, this episode could have a far more dangerous effect on the public's willingness to comply with COVID restrictions.

With growing speculation that the government will introduce their COVID"Plan B" in the coming days, the prime minister is likely to be asked why anyone should follow the rules when his colleagues apparently ignored them.This row has also been an unnecessary unforced error that has damaged morale among Conservative MPs. headtopics.com

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joepike It wasn't an apology! joepike 🎶“On the fourth day of Christmas My true love gave to me Four Côte de boeuf Three Pfizer jabs Two Bollinger And a party at Downing Streeeeeeet” 🎶🎄 🎶

PM in for grilling as leaked video heaps fresh pressure over No 10 party claimsSenior aides are seen joking in footage about a ‘cheese and wine’ event last December that was ‘not socially distanced’. Believe is essential I gave you my trust and you didn't break it, you are who you say you're Nichelle_1111 I'll keep letting people know about your goodness and guarantee business Nichelle_1111

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Home-working and more mask rules in England - PM - BBC NewsPM is asked again why other Downing St events won't be investigated Boris Johnson says Cabinet Secretary Simon Case, who will conduct the inquiry into the Christmas party, “may wish to look at other things” BBCPolitics Meanwhile, Worzel Gummage stands between the scientists pretending he understands what they are talking about. The tragedy is our exhausted, overstretched and brilliant NHS are caught in the crossfire of the public vs the clown in charge. People are rightly berating the total hypocrisy of Johnson, but if you choose to ignore plan b restrictions you hurt the good guys more than him Good, they should never have been asked. Far more serious crime to investigate