The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has launched a stinging attack on Boris Johnson as he has intervened in the partygate row.
Drakeford said he is not surprised that Johnson has been embroiled over the series of Downing Street parties when millions of Brits were in lockdown.
The Welsh Labour leader said, “If I’m truthful about it, the Prime Minister is someone who’s been sacked from two previous jobs for not telling the truth.
“I think The Times wrote an editorial on the eve of the December 2019 election pointing to the many flaws in the Prime Minister’s record and in many ways, I think what you see is his history catching up with him.”
Drakeford accused Johnson’s decision to “scrap Plan B as an attempt to shore-up” his position as Prime Minister.
He said, “Everything that goes on in Whitehall and Westminster at the moment for the UK government is seen exclusively through the lens of, how does this make a difference to the efforts that are being made to shore-up the position of the Prime Minister.
“This is a government that at the moment is simply not capable of doing the ordinary business of government in a competent and sensible way because it is overwhelmed by the headlines that surround dreadful events that went on in Downing Street.”
The Telegraph has reported that they have seen a photo of staff at one off the Downing Street parties holding drinks in the basement.
The newspaper reported that staff had ordered takeaway pizza’s on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral, which would have had to off gone through the police security at the gates of Downing Street.
Wine, spirits with mixers were served in disposable cups and the Telegraph indicated the staff who were present started drinking at 6pm and were still boozing at 1am.
Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner tweeted, “Shameful details of ridiculous behaviour, when the British public gave up so much.”