Boris Johnson: No Covid lockdown rules were broken at ‘boozy’ parties last year at PMQs

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Boris Johnson failed to deny that Downing Street held “boozy” parties during last winter’s lockdown, but insisted that no rules were broken.

Sir Keir Starmer claimed the Prime Minister was “taking the British public for fools” as he challenged him over reports that Number 10 hosted two crowded parties while the rest of the country was under restrictions.

During a rowdy PMQs, the Labour leader asked Mr Johnson: “As millions of people were locked down last year, was a Christmas party thrown in Downing Street for dozens of people on December 18?”

Mr Johnson told Sir Keir: “All guidance was followed completely.”

Sir Keir, a former director of public prosecutions, then flourished a copy of the rules from that time, saying: “They are very clear: you must not have a work Christmas lunch or party.

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