Boris Johnson anticipating Sue Gray report 'pretty soon'
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Boris Johnson has appeared in pictures obtained by ITV today during a gathering on November 13, 2020. The gathering, purportedly a leaving do for Lee Cain, then Downing Street’s Director of Communications, saw the Prime Minister standing closely with eight other people. The four pictures showed the PM at various stages of delivering a speech to those in attendance, drink in hand.
At the time, Covid rules would have prohibited these types of gatherings.
Rules at the time would have prohibited more than two people from different households from mingling at the same time.
Soaring cases had forced the Government to direct another lockdown for England just eight days before, which also prohibited all parties.
Mr Johnson, however, was at the gathering with those eight and additional attendees out of shot, according to ITV’s source, who dubbed the event “Fizzgate”.
On a table at the centre of the room were several bottles of alcohol, including champagne or cava, half a bottle of gin, and four bottles of wine.
Responding to the pictures, a No 10 spokesperson said the Prime Minister would address the situation after Sue Gray publishes her report “in the coming days”.
They said: “The Cabinet Office and the Met Police have had access to all information relevant to their investigations, including photographs.
“The Met have concluded their investigation and Sue Gray will publish her report in the coming days, at which point the Prime Minister will address Parliament in full.”
The pictures come just days after the Metropolitan Police closed its investigations into the alleged events at Number 10, having only fined the Prime Minister once.
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