Boris Johnson and his wife were at a lockdown party. “Bring your own alcohol”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie were among some 40 people attending a garden party on Downing Street during the first lockdown. Social gatherings were forbidden at the time, ITV revealed.

ITV published an email sent by Johnson’s private secretary Martin Reynolds to over a hundred Downing Street employees urging them to that they would take advantage of the nice weather and come to the meeting for drinks in the garden of the Prime Minister’s residence. It took place on May 20, 2020, at a time when covid restrictions allowed for outdoor encounters with a maximum of one person from outside your own household.

“Hello everyone! After this extremely busy period, we thought it would be nice to take advantage of the beautiful weather and meet up for a few socially distant drinks in the garden of Number 10 tonight. Join us from 6pm and bring your own alcohol! “Wrote Reynolds.

As reported by ITV, ultimately 40 people attended the meeting, including the key ones – Johnson and his then-fiancée, and now his wife. The fact that such a meeting took place was first revealed in his blog on Friday by former Johnson chief adviser Dominic Cummings, who, after being forced to leave in late 2020 as a result of an internal struggle on Downing Street, has become an implacable critic. head of government. But the e-mail quoted by ITV is concrete evidence that is hard to disprove.

It also becomes the most serious problem for Johnson in a series of allegations that Downing Street has breached covid restrictions. As far as in the case of previous meetings, the British Prime Minister or his spokesman they might have explained that the meeting was work in the garden (as in the case of the one on May 15, 2020) or There was a holiday party, but without Johnson’s participation or knowledge (as in the case of the December 2020 meeting), this time is clear evidence that it was a meeting of a social nature only.

Lockdown pranks on Downing Street

Meetings during the restrictions have been disclosed by the media for several weeks – there are already at least 12 of them – are increasingly affecting Johnson’s ratings among voters and among members of the Conservative Party, and the party itself in the last two months it has lost a safe opinion poll over the opposition and currently has a few percentage points. losses. And with the party’s declining ratings, its members have increasing doubts as to whether Johnson is still the right figure in the leadership role.


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