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Newspaper ‘have legal advice on potential illegality’ over Boris breaking lockdown with ‘crammed’ Christmas parties

1st Dec 21 2:00 pm

Westminster’s SNP leader Ian Blackford told Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday that he has spoken to The Mirror newspaper over their allegation that Boris Johnson “broke lockdown laws.

Blackford blasted at Johnson and asked, if it is “one rule for him and one rules for everybody else” following the allegations of a Christmas party being held at Downing Street last year.

Blakcford told MPs in the Commons that Johnson’s party “broke lockdown rules” and then revealed that he spoke to The Mirror over damning the story on Wednesday morning.

Blackford said, “They are confirming what happened and they have legal advice on potential illegality.

“How are people expected to trust a prime minister when he thinks it’s one rule for him and another for everyone else?”

The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer took to the despatch box and asked the Prime Minister a very simple question, “As millions of people were locked down last year, was a Christmas party held in Downing Street on 18 December?”

This comes after The Mirror broke a scandalous news story today which claims staff and Ministers at Downing Street were crammed “cheek to jowl” at a Christmas party inside No.10 when London was locked down under Teir 3 restrictions.

Johnson hit back at Sir Keir and said that “all guidance was followed completely,” therefore admitting to holding crammed parties in Downing Street.

Sir Keir then read out in the Commons to MPs the rules which were in place last December, “You must not have a work Christmas lunch or party.”

He added, “Does the Prime Mister think that while people were banned from seeing their loved ones at Christmas last year, it was fine to throw a boozy party in Downing Street?”

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