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PMQs In full: Boris Johnson faces MPs' anger over Downing Street party

Telegraph, 12 Jan 2022
Boris Johnson addressed the latest Partygate revelations for first time at Prime Minister's Questions today as he is told to "clear up" the scandal.

The Conservative leader fields questions from MPs at midday after it emerged that Martin Reynolds, his Personal Private Secretary, invited more than 100 staff members to a "bring-your-own-booze" social drinks event at Downing Street during lockdown in May 2020.

"More clarity is needed because we’re back where we were a month ago when people are demanding answers and we’re all in the dark, including me," senior Tory backbencher Huw Merriman told BBC Radio 4. "I do think it needs clearing up, it's gone on too [long]."

However, Mr Merriman did not think it was a resignation matter for the Prime Minister, citing the success of the vaccine rollout and the Cabinet "holding the nerve on Plan B" when there were calls for further coronavirus restrictions before Christmas.

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