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Boris Johnson Knew About Lockdown Party: UK PM’s Former Adviser

Boris Johnson Knew About Lockdown Party: UK PM's Former Adviser

Dominic Cummings stated on Twitter that Boris Johnson had agreed that the drinks social gathering ought to go forward

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A former senior adviser to Britain’s Boris Johnson stated on Monday he was prepared to “swear under oath” that the prime minister knew a celebration was being held at his residence throughout a COVID-19 lockdown, accusing him of mendacity to parliament.

British media have reported that at the very least 11 gatherings passed off at 10 Downing Street – the prime minister’s official residence and workplace – or in different authorities departments between May 2020 and April 2021, when COVID-19 guidelines restricted how many individuals may meet socially. An inside inquiry is being carried out to determine the info.

PM Johnson final week apologised to parliament for attending a “bring your own booze” gathering within the backyard of Downing Street on May 20, 2020, however stated he had thought it was a piece occasion.

Dominic Cummings, an architect of Britain’s departure from the European Union and a former senior adviser to PM Johnson who left authorities below acrimonious phrases in November 2020, stated on Twitter that the prime minister had agreed that the drinks social gathering ought to go forward.

“Not only me but other eyewitnesses who discussed this at the time would swear under oath this is what happened,” he stated on his weblog.

Last week ITV News revealed an e-mail invitation from Johnson’s Principal Private Secretary Martin Reynolds to a May 20, 2020 occasion, asking attendees to “bring your own booze”.

Cummings stated that after Reynolds was instructed to cancel the invite by at the very least two individuals Reynolds checked with PM Johnson if it ought to go forward.

“The PM agreed it should,” Cummings stated in his weblog.

PM Johnson’s spokesman denied earlier on Monday that the prime minister had been made conscious of the May 20 occasion.

“It’s untrue to say that the prime minister was told or warned ahead of that,” the spokesman stated.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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