Wednesday, July 6

British television publishes new images of Boris Johnson at one of the Downing Street parties

the television network ITV News has exclusively released new footage in which the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is seen in one of the many meetings held at the Government headquarters in contravention of the restrictions during the pandemic.

The images, according to the chain, correspond to a farewell party held on November 13, 2020 and in them you can see bottles of alcoholic beverages, food and the prime minister toasting with the rest of the attendees. Specifically, you can see two bottles of champagne or cava, four bottles of wine and half a bottle of gin.

The meeting in question was a farewell meeting for Lee Cain, then director of communications, and eight people appear in the photographs. At that time they were meetings with non-cohabitants are prohibited and restrictions had just been tightened in a context of rapidly increasing infections.

The images call into question the version of the prime minister, who has stated that the rules were followed and that he was not aware of the celebration of parties that violated the restrictions.

In this sense, the number two of the Labor Party, Angela Rayner, has affirmed that “there is now no doubt that Boris Johnson lied”. “Johnson made the rules and then broke them.”

The Government has minimized the importance of the photographs. “The Cabinet Office and the Police have had access to all information relevant to their investigations, including the photographs. Police have concluded their investigation of her and Sue Gray will publish her report in the coming days, at which point the Prime Minister will address Parliament,” a spokesperson said.

Last Thursday the Police closed the investigation into the multiple parties held at the Government headquarters in times of pandemic. In total, the authorities have imposed 126 fines, with some people fined more than once. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his wife Carrie and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak are among those fined.