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Pressure on Boris Johnson mounts as more lockdown parties at Downing Street revealed

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday came under fire again due to two more boozy parties held at Downing Street last year.

The parties, one of which was held on the eve before the funeral of the Queen’s husband in April 2020, have added on the pressure Johnson is already suffering in the hands of the opposition parties, his party’s backbenchers as well as the public.

The parties came to light with an exclusive report from The Telegraph. The daily reported that “Downing Street staff drank alcohol into the early hours at two leaving events the night before Prince Philip’s socially distanced funeral.”

On April 16, 2021, the country was in public mourning because of the passing of the prince and flags on government buildings flew half-mast.

Queen Elizabeth was seen attending the funeral of her husband of 74 years, wearing a face mask and socially distanced from the rest of her family at Windsor Castle because of the pandemic restrictions.

Eye-witnesses “alleged that excessive alcohol was drunk, while at points, guests danced,” according to the daily.


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