Another scandal hits Boris Johnson. He is said to have attended a garden party while the country was crowned. It is revealed by internal email.
ITV News comes on Monday with new revelations about the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
They have been given access to an e-mail revealing festivities that took place in the garden of 10 Downing Street in May 2020. The address is the Prime Minister’s office in London.
This happened while the British were living under strict restrictions. The country was in its first shutdown. A maximum of two people from different households should be present two at a time. In workplaces, the rule was that meetings should only take place physically if it was “absolutely necessary”.
But this sunny May day in 2020, Downing Street 10 found it too good to invite 100 employees to a garden party.
“After what has been an incredibly busy period, it would have been fun to make the most of the beautiful weather. We can have some socially distant drinks in the garden tonight “, it says in the invitation.
“Come from 6 pm. Bring your own drink,” it continued.
Around 40 people are said to have participated, according to ITV.
It was Johnson’s former adviser Dominic Cummings who first revealed the party. He did it on his own blog Sunday evening. He was fired from the Prime Minister’s office in November 2020. Since then, there has been bad blood between Cummings and Johnson.
Downing Street 10 does not wish to comment on the matter to ITV News.
This is not the first time Johnson has been criticized for not complying with the rules he himself introduces. Just before Christmas, he received harsh criticism for meeting colleagues over cheese and wine in the Prime Minister’s Garden. That too was in May 2020.
– A slap in the face to the British people, said deputy leader of the opposition party Labor, Angela Rayner, to The Guardian gives.
The Prime Minister’s Office itself defended the meeting.
– In this case, it was a working meeting after a press conference, it was said in a statement, among other things reproduced by BBC.