Partygate: Boris Johnson joked No 10 party was ‘most unsocially distanced in UK’

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Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Wednesday 11 January 2023 07:56 GMT
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Boris Johnson joked about a No 10 leaving do which was held during the Covid crisis as being “the most unsocially distanced party in the UK right now”, it has been claimed.

The former prime minster made the remark at a “boozy” celebration in Downing Street in November 2020 while coronavirus restrictions were in place, according to ITV.

The broadcaster said that when it put the quote to Mr Johnson – forced out of No 10 by the Conservatives in the summer after the Partygate scandal – the former Tory leader “did not deny saying it”.

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