New allegations of breaches of rule no. 10 when the prime minister sets a plan to fight back


New allegations of rule violation Downing Street appeared as reported Boris Johnson he wants to restart his leadership after a busy week.

The Prime The ministerial administration was forced to apologize to Buckingham Palace on Friday after it turned out that they had organized two personal parties on the eve of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

The Times reported that Sue Gray, a senior civil servant investigating a number of allegations of parties destroying prison in government, was “completely blinded” by the latest revelations.

The newspaper said the official was concerned that Downing Street staff were withholding information about the parties after they claimed the staff had gathered after work on Friday for two events on April 16, 2021, which began separately and later merged.

Witnesses said alcohol was drunk and guests danced to the music, sending the person to a local suitcase store to buy wine, reports The Telegraph, which was the first to report the allegations.

Meanwhile, on Friday night, other allegations surfaced about regular “Friday at Wine Time” meetings at no. 10, while coronavirus rules applied.

The Mirror said the weekly events were a “long tradition of Downing Street,” including previous administrations, but continued after Covid’s restrictions banning indoor interference among households were imposed.

The newspaper stated that staff had invested 142 pounds in the fridge, that bottles of alcohol had been chilled and that the Prime Minister was aware of the socializing.

Spokeswoman no. 10 said: “An investigation is underway to establish the facts about the nature of the meetings, including attendance, set-up and purpose in terms of compliance with the guidelines at the time.

“The findings will be published in a timely manner.”

Reports show that Mr Johnson was fighting against it after a turbulent week, with the Times and Daily Telegraph saying he was in contact with Lynton Crosby a political strategist who helped be elected mayor of London.

Mr Johnson will try to move away from the so-called partygate by lifting Plan B measures at the end of the month, such as guidelines for working from home, the Telegraph reports.

The restrictions, which were designed to slow the spread of Omicron coronavirus, are expected to expire on January 26 and will be reviewed.

Pension Minister Guy Opperman said Boris Johnson “needs to change his ways” (David Mirzoeff / PA)

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Uplifting Secretary Michael Gove hinted that layoffs could occur as part of the turmoil at the top of the government, but rejected a proposal that Mr Johnson should be one of those who could be taken away.

Citing the need to investigate Ms. Gray to find out what happened, the cabinet minister told ITV News: “If there is a special need for disciplinary action or taking responsibility, we do it, we do it quickly, but we also do with all the facts before us. “

Mr Johnson continued to face criticism, including from his first bench, after admitting to attending a “bring your drink” garden party at no. 10 20 May 2020, which he insists he understood to be a “work event”.

Minister of Pensions Guy Opperman the prime minister said he “needs to change his ways” as he recalled how in the same month when some in the 10th “don’t behave properly”, he was unable to support his children before they died.

To him and his wife Flori, the newborn twins, Teddy and Rafe, died the following month.

Speaking to the BBC’s Politics North program, the Tory MP said: “I feel quite emotional about this because in May 2020 my wife and children were not well and went to the hospital.

“I couldn’t go there to support them.”

Meanwhile, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer is said to have used even more pressure on the subordinate prime minister in Saturday’s speech.

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer is expected to put a lot of pressure on Boris Johnson (Jacob King / PA) in a speech on Saturday

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He is expected to say at the Fabian Society conference: “We are witnessing a corrupt spectacle of the Prime Minister, immersed in fraud and fraud, incapable of leading.”

Sir Keir will have a speech with his party, which has enjoyed a rise in polls, with one survey showing that Labor has achieved the highest projected share of votes in almost a decade.

The Savanta ComRes poll, its first poll on intent to vote since the partygate allegations disintegrated, gave Labor 42 points, five more, and Boris Johnson’s Tories 32, one less.

The Daily Mail published an image of Sir Keir – who first appeared last spring – drinking a bottle of beer while talking to party staff in the office, while he was on the way to local elections last year when indoor mixing was not allowed. unless it was for work.

Labour, who were contacted for comment, had previously said that a picture from the event at the workplace where Sir Keir and a “local MP” “stopped dinner because it was a meeting in the evening”.


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