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Scotland Yard have not received any complaints over Downing Street Christmas party during lockdown

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
3rd Dec 21 2:20 pm

The Metropolitan Police has said on Friday that they have not received any complaints over the alleged Christmas party that took place on 18 December 2020, when London was in a Tier 3 lockdown, when all social gatherings were banned.

The Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner has asked for the Met to called in be called in over the party at Number 10.

Downing Street has not denied the allegations that there was medium size room where people were crammed “cheek to jowl.”

On Friday Dame Cressida Dick told LBC radio that she is not aware of any complaints when asked if her force is investigating the events of last Christmas.

Dame Cressida said, “You asked if we are investigating – the answer to that is no. And, as far as I’m aware, we have had no complaints and therefore I really can’t comment on what did or didn’t happen there.”

Dame Cressida was then asked what would happen if she received a letter, she said, “If I get a letter, I’ll read a letter.”

When pressed further, she said, “This is the Met. We are professional. We are impartial. We act without fear or favour.

“We follow evidence. That’s what we do.”

Writing to the government’s top civil servant Simon Case, Rayner asked if he was aware of the gatherings taking place and whether there would be an internal investigation, according to The Mirror.

Rayner also asked if Case will call in the Metropolitan Police as parties were banned at that time last year.

Rayner wrote, “You will no doubt understand the seriousness of the allegations made.

“This government is undermining public health messaging with their actions and we cannot let this go on unchecked.

“It cannot be that the Prime Minister believes there to be a set of rules for the public and a totally different set of rules for himself.”

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.

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