The government can organize up to seven Christmas parties when millions of people follow the strict rules of Covid, it has been claimed.
The Tories admitted last night an event organized by Shaun Bailey’s mayoral campaign was held at the party’s Westminster headquarters on December 14 – while London falls within Level 2 restrictions.
About 25 people danced and ‘weared carnival hats’ as they gathered in the basement of Matthew Parker Street, Time report.
A door is said to have been damaged at ‘screaming noise’, hours later Matt Hancock capital announcement will move to Tier 3.
A spokesman confirmed ‘unauthorized social gatherings’ had taken place, adding that ‘formal disciplinary action had been taken against four CCHQ personnel seconded for Operation Bailey’.
The confession comes amid claims that several other gatherings have taken place in Downing Street.
Boris Johnson is forced yesterday ordered Cabinet Secretary Simon Case to investigate allegations of a secret party held on December 18.
It comes after leaked footage showed his then-press secretary Allegra Stratton joking about a ‘fictional joke’ – leading her to resigned in tears.
The Prime Minister said he was ‘very angry’ at the footage – but still denied a party had ever taken place.
A few weeks earlier, a leaving party was said to have been held for Lee Cain, the Prime Minister’s outgoing Communications Director, in 10th place as the country was at a standstill.
The Tory frontman is said to have delivered a speech at the event on November 13.
November 13 – Party number two?
Some reports suggested that the party leaving ‘continued upstairs’ after Dominic Cummings quit on the same day. But Politico says they are two separate events’.
Up to six current and former senior Government officials were accused of attending – but have ‘vehemently denied’ the allegations from Daily mail.
Mr Johnson also denied allegations that a party had taken place, saying ‘I’m sure whatever happens, the guidelines are followed and the rules are always followed’.
Writing on Twitter, Mr Cummings asked if the Cabinet Secretary’s investigation into the Downing Street pre-Christmas fight would also look at the ‘flat party on 13 November’ as well as ‘other flat parties and apartment “bubble” policy. ‘.
He is said to be alluding to the decision to let Carrie Symonds’ best friend ‘help and care’ Wilfred’s baby couple during the festive period.
A spokesman for Ms Johnson denied she had broken Covid rules, saying it was ‘untrue’ to suggest otherwise.
‘Up to 50 people’ are said to have crammed ‘jowl’s cheeks’ into Downing Street for another leaving party on November 27.
A source told the Mail: ‘It’s not a party like that, certainly not a Christmas party. It was a whole group of people working in the same building coming to say goodbye to a very famous employee.
‘Are drinks okay to drink? It’s correct. Did PM drop in? It’s correct. Do people think they did something wrong? No, but looking back it wasn’t a great look. ‘
It follows the statement of former Education Secretary Gavin Williamson organize a party for officials and ministerss in the department’s cafe on December 10.
While Londoners could only see friends and family outside, Mr Williamson’s staff gathered on December 10 for ‘drinks and canapés’, according to Daily Mirror.
A department spokesman said: ‘On December 10, 2020, a gathering of colleagues was in the office – and those who had worked together during the pandemic, as they were not can work from home – took place at the DfE office building in London at a time when the city was subject to Level 2 restrictions.’
Finally, a Christmas test was held at the Cabinet Office for staff number 10 on an unspecified date in December, according to reports.
NS BBC claims some workers joined through Zoom – but others arrived wearing Christmas suits without knowing ‘how ridiculous that was’.
Those who came were seated in groups of six, it was claimed – but Downing Street insisted the event was ‘virtual’.
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