LivePolitics LIVE: Partygate: Pressure mounts on Boris Johnson as he faces questions after new photos emerge
The images – obtained by ITV News – were taken at a do for departing communications chief Lee Cain on 13 November 2020, just days after Mr Johnson had ordered a second national lockdown in England. Asked last December in the Commons whether there had been a party in No 10 on that date, the Prime Minister said “no” and added he was sure the rules were followed at all times.
The Sue Gray report into the partygate scandal may be handed to No10 on Wednesday, The Standard understands. Its publication is expected to reveal damning new details of the party culture in Downing Street when millions of people across Britain were following lockdown or other Covid rules. Some Tory MPs have renewed their calls for Boris Johnson to quit over the scandal.
Boris Johnson is facing fresh questions after photos apparently show the prime minister drinking at a party during a Covid lockdown. The pictures, released by ITV News, are believed to show the prime minister at a leaving party on 13 November 2020. Asked in Parliament in December whether the gathering had taken place, Mr Johnson denied it had and said all rules were followed.
Downing Street is understood to believe it is probable it will receive the Sue Gray report into partygate on Wednesday after dramatic new pictures of Boris Johnson at a No10 leaving do reignited the partygate scandal. The pictures showed the Prime Minister raising a glass at a leaving party for outgoing director of communications Lee Cain on November 13, 2020, eight days after Mr Johnson imposed England’s second national coronavirus lockdown.
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There are calls for a one-off tax on companies making billions of pounds a month to help families unable to afford gas and electricity UK companies servicing oil and gas operators have urged the Prime Minister and the Chancellor against enforcing a windfall tax, in an open letter. Political pressure has mounted on the UK Government for a one-off additional tax to fund support for customers facing higher energy bills.
Co Antrim woman whose mum died of Covid-19 says Johnson must resign following latest picture of PM drinking at Downing Street during lockdown
The daughter of one of the first people to die of Covid-19 here has said an image showing Boris Johnson drinking at Downing Street during lockdown demonstrates the Prime Minister thinks he’s above the law. The photo published by ITV News yesterday shows Johnson raising a glass at a leaving party in No 10 during pandemic restrictions, sparking fresh allegations he lied to Parliament.
Photographs emerge of PM raising glass at leaving party Boris Johnson is facing fresh accusations he lied to Parliament after photographs emerged of him raising a glass at a Downing Street leaving party during lockdown. The images, obtained by ITV News, were taken at an event for departing communications chief Lee Cain on November 13, 2020, just days after Mr Johnson had ordered a second national lockdown in England.
The Queen visited Paddington station last week to celebrate the completion of Crossrail The opening of the long-awaited Elizabeth line in London will have benefits beyond the capital, both Boris Johnson and the city’s mayor have said. The Prime Minister said the whole country will “reap the rewards” of a predicted multibillion pound boost to the economy, as the new railway line transports passengers from Tuesday.
Labour said photographs of the PM at a No 10 function show he misled Parliament. Boris Johnson is facing fresh accusations he lied to Parliament after photographs emerged of him raising a glass at a Downing Street leaving party during lockdown. The images – obtained by ITV News – were taken at a do for departing communications chief Lee Cain on 13 November 2020, just days after Mr Johnson had ordered a second national lockdown in England.
Downing Street has denied the Prime Minister played any role in prioritising the evacuation of the animal welfare charity’s staff from Afghanistan. MPs have pointed the finger at Boris Johnson for a “mysterious intervention” in an effort to evacuate staff from the Nowzad animal welfare charity from Afghanistan.
Signatories warn that the industry is only in the early days of a recovery. UK companies servicing oil and gas operators have urged the Prime Minister and the Chancellor against enforcing a windfall tax, in an open letter. Political pressure has mounted on the UK Government for a one-off additional tax to fund support for customers facing higher energy bills.
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Leaked pictures of Boris Johnson raising a glass at a lockdown-busting leaving party emerged on Monday
Mr Johnson is next to a table containing bottles of wine in November 2020 when gatherings were banned Whitehall sources also allege the Prime Minister had suggested Sue Gray drop full publication of her report Downing Street scrambled to defend Boris Johnson last night after pictures emerged of him raising a glass at a lockdown leaving do as sources claim he suggested Sue Gray should drop plans to publish her Partygate probe.
Boris Johnson came under renewed pressure over partygate last night after pictures emerged of him raising a glass at a Number 10 leaving do during lockdown. Ahead of the publication of the long-awaited Sue Gray report, the images, leaked to ITV News, showed the Prime Minister raising a glass next to a table littered with alcohol bottles.
Ministers have ruled out bringing back the universal credit uplift but continue to threaten a windfall tax on fossil fuel firms The Government must show it is working to bring down the cost of living by investing in infrastructure to promote growth, Boris Johnson will tell the Cabinet. The Prime Minister is not planning to unveil any immediate new plans to deal with inflation while he braces for the fallout from the Sue Gray report into lockdown parties in Downing Street.
The police watchdog is being urged to investigate why the Metropolitan Police did not fine Boris Johnson more than once after pictures emerged appearing to show him drinking at a lockdown-busting party. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) was told to examine the Met’s inquiry into the partygate saga by Liberal Democrat deputy leader Daisy Cooper.