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'I apologise for the impression': how Boris Johnson has responded to lockdown party claims

Guardian, 11 Jan 2022
Labour has accused Boris Johnson of repeatedly misleading or obfuscating in the House of Commons and in interviews during questions about lockdown breaches in Downing Street.
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The prime minister was accused on Monday night of an 'utterly outrageous' breach of lockdown rules as a leaked email showed one of his top officials invited more than 100 Downing Street staff to a 'bring your own booze' party during the first lockdown.

Johnson is believed to have attended the No 10 garden party on 20 May 2020 along with Carrie Johnson, then his fiancee, after it was advertised by his principal private secretary, Martin Reynolds. The police are investigating

Here are some moments Johnson has denied rules were broken

Email shows Boris Johnson aide invited No 10 staff to lockdown ‘BYOB’ party ► https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jan/10/email-shows-boris-johnsons-official-invited-no-10-staff-to-lockdown-byob-party

Seven occasions when Boris Johnson denied No 10 broke Covid rules ► https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/11/seven-occasions-when-boris-johnson-denied-no-10-broke-covid-rules

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