Reports of seven alleged events held final Christmas throughout Authorities have emerged as Boris Johnson faces strain to widen the investigation.
Angela Rayner, the deputy chief, instructed the Right this moment programme that it couldn’t be “one rule for them” and that any breaches of Covid restrictions final Christmas “needs to be handled”.
“We have heard that it is not even a one off, we have heard that there is greater than that and extra events, even one allegedly inside the Prime Minister’s personal flat,” she stated.
“Completely the Cupboard Secretary needs to be [investigating those as well] as a result of what Boris Johnson has accomplished by his actions – this is not simply your neighbour subsequent door – that is the Prime Minister and Downing Road fully undermining the proof and the steering from the Chief Medical Officer and the scientists and that is what individuals must recognise”.
Sajid Javid, the Well being Secretary, instructed the identical programme that Simon Case, the Cupboard Secretary investigating the allegations, is “not fixated on a selected date and I feel that is actually vital”.
Reviews of a celebration hosted by Tory mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey’s staff on December 14 have been final evening confirmed by a Conservative Social gathering spokesman. whereas the Division for Schooling confirmed a celebration had taken place amongst its employees on December 10.
Many of the consideration has targeted on an alleged celebration at Downing Road on December 18, 2020, which Quantity 10 denies occurred. There have been separate experiences of leaving events for Lee Cain and Cleo Watson, in addition to allegations that Carrie Johnson hosted a celebration on November 13 final yr, along with a report in The Occasions of a Christmas quiz within the Cupboard Workplace.
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