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POLITICO politico.eu 11 Jan, 2022 16:45 am

Any evidence of lockdown-breaching government parties will be passed to police, says UK minister – POLITICO

Any evidence of lockdown-breaching government parties will be passed to police, says UK minister – POLITICO
Boris Johnson accused of hiding behind official investigation into alleged lockdown-breaching gatherings.

A leaked email from civil servant Martin Reynolds, who runs the prime minister’s office, shows government staff were invited to a “socially-distanced” May 2020 drinks party in the garden of No.” “The prime minister sets the tone.If the prime minister was there, surely he knew,” she said.“If the prime minister and others within No.

The prime minister’s spokesman told journalists Tuesday Johnson had confidence in Reynolds, who sent the email inviting staff to drinks, and that the senior official would continue in his role.Defending the government in the House of Commons Tuesday, Paymaster General Michael Ellis told MPs he apologized again “unreservedly for the upset that these allegations have caused.

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