British prime minister, Boris Johnson, and his wife, Carrie Johnson, participated in a social gathering with alcoholic beverages at the headquarters of the Government Headquarters, Downing Street, on May 20, 2020, in full confinement by the Covid, report The British media.
The invitation was aimed at more than a hundred employees from the Prime Minister's office, and each participant was invited to "bring his own bottle", as he specified Johnson's private secretary Martin Reynolds in an email.
The television channel ITV has confirmed on Monday the advanced information this Sunday by the Sunday Times newspaper that Johnson and his partner participated in the celebration. So far, the prime minister's office has not denied that he was present.
The message sent by Reynolds to the employees of Downing Street urged them to "take advantage of the good weather" while taking "a few drinks with a social distance". That email, obtained exclusively by television, encouraged all recipients to "join from 18:00 and bring their own drink."
Some 40 people participated in the meeting, in which picnic appetizers were ate and consumed alcohol, according to ITV News. At that time, the confinement rules allowed only to meet outdoors with a single non-cohabitant person and respecting a distance of two meters.
On December 20, the newspaper The Guardian spread a picture of the prime minister and his wife, and with wine glasses in the gardens of his residence with collaborators.
Even more anger aroused the images of Johnson's press team joking on how to hide the public a supposed Christmas party that had taken place at the government's headquarters on December 19, 2020.
It is expected that the internal investigation that is running a high British Sue Gray, Sue Gray, on the alleged celebration of parties in Downing Street examines the new evidence aimed at the Social Meeting to which the Johnson Secretary himself invited.
The "number two" of the Labor Opposition, Angela Rayner, has underlined ITV statements that it is "vital" that Gray has access to all the necessary information to carry out his research, even if that is supposed to interview the Prime Minister himself.
"It's terrible, many people, seeing the tests now, will not only think that Boris Johnson are catching his own lies, but will see that he is despicable that when they were telling them to follow the Johnson rules and his team were raping them" , Rayner has said.Updated Date: 11 January 2022, 02:27