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Great Britain, England |  Johnson's Christmas party nightmare continues: Ex-consultant claims photos from parties

Great Britain, England | Johnson’s Christmas party nightmare continues: Ex-consultant claims photos from parties

Dominic Cummings, a former adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, said there were pictures from the alleged Christmas parties in Downing Street in December last year.

In December last year, when England was under strict coronary restrictions and all kinds of gatherings were banned, Boris Johnson’s party colleagues and staff were accused of holding several parties.

According to Dominic Cummings, who was Johnson’s closest advisor until November last year, there are photos from several Downing Street parties. Sky News.

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– There are a lot of pictures from the parties that are inevitable to come out. and guest lists that include Downing Street employees and other departments, Cummings writes on Twitter.

Johnson asked Foreign Minister Simon Case to investigate the allegations on both sides. At least three different alleged parties will be investigated: two that were supposed to take place in Downing Street on November 27 and December 18, 2020, and one that was supposed to take place at the Department of Education on December 10, 2020.

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The press officer should be there

It is the alleged party on December 18 that has received the most attention. Johnson’s former spokeswoman, Allegra Stratton, resigned earlier this week after a video of her giving a press conference was leaked on TV.

In the video, several Downing Street employees joke about the party that is supposed to have taken place.

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according to BBC Johnson’s current press officer, Jack Doyle, is said to have been present. He is also said to have given a speech and handed out awards, while 20-30 people attended.

A source tells the BBC that there should be food, drink and festive games at the party.

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In the UK, more people are now concerned that the seemingly lax attitude towards coronary rules by those who govern the country will undermine compliance with the new coronary restrictions that come into effect this week.

On Wednesday, Johnson encouraged people in England to, among other things, work from home again, and wear bandages indoors in public.

At the same time, he was criticized by all sides in the UK for the alleged parties. In addition to members of Johnson’s Conservative Party, Labor politicians have also come up with tough words.

Does the Prime Minister now believe he has the moral authority to lead and demand that the British people follow the rules? Labor leader Keir Starmer said on Thursday.

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