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Fury of UK PM’s Reported mid-lockdown

Fury of UK PM's reported mid-lockdown 'bring your own booze' garden party

Boris Johnson and his staff flouted coronavirus lockdown rules by holding a garden party in 2020. Britons are barred from mingling outside the home of the Prime Minister. British politicians have called for a police investigation after an email invitation was leaked to ITV.

The email from the Prime Minister’s private secretary, Martin Reynolds, was sent to dozens of people and urged attendees to “bring your own booze.”

The event was scheduled for May 20, 2020 — the same day the government at a televised news conference reminded people they could only meet up with one person outside their household.
London’s Metropolitan Police also published reminders about the rules that day.
Police are investigating claims a garden party was held in Downing Street during the coronavirus lockdown of 2004-5. More than 150,000 people have now died from the virus, the highest death toll in Europe after Russia.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a wave of public and political outrage over allegations he and his staff flouted coronavirus lockdown rules by holding a garden party in 2020 while Britons were barred by law from mingling outside the home.
Opposition politicians called for a police investigation after broadcaster ITV on Tuesday published a leaked email invitation to “socially distanced drinks” in the garden of the Prime Minister’s Downing Street office and residence in May 2020.
The email from the Prime Minister’s private secretary, Martin Reynolds, was sent to dozens of people and urged attendees to “bring your own booze.”

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UK PM Boris Johnson hosted a house party at the height of lockdown.
UK PM Boris Johnson hosted a house party at the height of lockdown. (Getty)
The event was scheduled for May 20, 2020 — the same day the government at a televised news conference reminded people they could only meet up with one person outside their household.
London’s Metropolitan Police also published reminders about the rules that day.
The police force said Tuesday it was “in contact with” the government over the party claims, which follow allegations of several other rule-breaking gatherings in Downing Street during the pandemic.

During Britain’s first lockdown, which began in March 2020 and lasted for more than two months, gatherings were banned with a few exceptions, including work and funerals.
Millions of people were cut off from friends and family, and even barred from visiting dying relatives in hospitals.
On the day of the garden party, 268 people with the coronavirus died in Britain, according to official figures, bringing total deaths to more than 36,000. The total now stands at more than 150,000, the highest toll in Europe after Russia.
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Boris Johnson’s approval has dropped precipitously in the past few months.
Boris Johnson’s approval has dropped precipitously in the past few months. (Getty)
Lyndsay Jackson, whose mother died of COVID-19 in May 2020, said the government showed “contempt for ordinary people and for the difficulties we were all facing”.
The claims will be investigated by senior civil servant Sue Gray, who was appointed to look into earlier misconduct allegations.

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