It is understood that the apology was conveyed through “official channels” and over the phone. Downing Street declined to say exactly who sent the apology.
Read on what the official spokesman for the prime minister told reporters and here is a reminder of details, including how one staff member was sent to Co-op on the Strand, a busy street nearby, with a suitcase, which was then filled with bottles of wine.
Markets celebrate the fall of the Prime Minister
A prime minister in conflict, on the brink of coercion and a ruling party at war with himself would usually cause political turmoil that would cause investors to flee.
If it were an emerging market, the currency would fall and the central bank would work furiously to restore confidence with the IMF on standby.
However, the opposite is happening in the UK – the pound is rising over the week and even during turbulent global trading, the FTSE looks brisk.
Matthew Lynn analysis why the markets would celebrate Mr. Johnson’s downfall.
Telegraph readers have shared their disappointment at revelations of a party on Downing Street, but there are a few among them that hint that “no prime minister will fall for a drink party”.
After the nation sacrificed itself – missed the last moments of its loved ones, funerals, education, career opportunities – Judith Woods studies the stunning effect of Boris and why so many people still love him.
As Sue Gray, the public servant in charge of investigating Downing Street parties, browses the archives and searches for a useful precedent, she will surely come across the story of the London War Eclipse and its infamous assertion in Whitehall.
Paul Nuki details a worrying blackout lesson for number 10.
Commentary and analysis
Around the world: Putin’s chances of invading Ukraine
Recognizing Vladimir Putin’s military plans for Ukraine quickly runs into a simple problem: he is able to do almost anything. He could carry out air strikes similar to NATO’s campaign against Serbia in 1999. He could try a demonstrative but devastating ground invasion, as he did in Georgia in 2008. Or he could carry out a major World War II-style invasion, encircle Kiev and annexed half of the country. Roland Oliphant analysis Putin’s five options for invading Ukraine.
Friday great read
“The Stupid American” that reveals the dark side of Chinese dreams