UK PM’s former confidant says Johnson knew about lockdown party

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – A former comparison confidant to Britain’s Boris Johnson pronounced on Monday he was peaceful to “swear underneath oath” that a primary apportion knew a celebration was being hold during his chateau during a COVID-19 lockdown, accusing him of fibbing to parliament.

British media have reported that during slightest 11 gatherings took place during 10 Downing Street – a primary minister’s central chateau and bureau – or in other supervision departments between May 2020 and Apr 2021, when COVID-19 manners singular how many people could accommodate socially. An inner exploration is being carried out to settle a facts. review some-more

Johnson final week apologised to council for attending a “bring your possess booze” entertainment in a garden of Downing Street on May 20, 2020, though pronounced he had suspicion it was a work event. review some-more

Dominic Cummings, an designer of Britain’s depart from a European Union and a former comparison confidant to Johnson who left supervision underneath hostile terms in Nov 2020, pronounced on Twitter that a primary apportion had concluded that a drinks celebration should go ahead.

“Not usually me though other eyewitnesses who discussed this during a time would swear underneath promise this is what happened,” he pronounced on his blog.

Last week ITV News published an email invitation from Johnson’s Principal Private Secretary Martin Reynolds to a May 20, 2020 event, seeking attendees to “bring your possess booze”.

Cummings pronounced that after Reynolds was told to cancel a entice by during slightest dual people Reynolds checked with Johnson if it should go ahead.

“The PM concluded it should,” Cummings pronounced in his blog.

Johnson’s orator denied progressing on Monday that a primary apportion had been done wakeful of a May 20 event.

“It’s wrong to contend that a primary apportion was told or warned forward of that,” a orator said.

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