23 May 2022

Partygate: Boris Johnson pictured drinking at No 10 lockdown party

Political Editor

The latest photos to emerge from Number 10 show the prime minister drinking with colleagues around a table littered with booze.

He’d brought back a strict lockdown in England a few days earlier but denied breaking rules at the event in November 2020, which were leaving drinks for his departing head of communications.

Labour says the photographs, obtained by ITV News, show Boris Johnson misled parliament when he claimed that he did not know about Downing Street rule breaking and they said it was shocking he was not fined over this event.