The Met has contacted the Cabinet Office following concerns of possible Covid breaches at Downing Street on May 20, 2020.
There have been extensive reports of alleged Health Protection Regulations breaches at Downing Street on May 20, 2020, and the Met has contacted the Cabinet Office.
In an email shared, the first proof of a party on that date came from a jurisdiction where it was illegal to meet more than one person outside.
During the nationwide lockdown, Downing Street personnel were invited to a drinks party in the Number 10 garden to "enjoy the great weather".
Martin Reynolds, the Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary, sent the email to almost a hundred people at Number 10, including advisors, speechwriters, and door staff. "Hi everybody, " says Mr Reynolds, who runs Boris Johnson's private office since October 2019. We thought it would be wonderful to take advantage of the nice weather and enjoy some social beverages in the No10 garden this evening. "Come at 6pm and bring your own booze!"
They included the PM and his wife Carrie Johnson.
He was asked about the party on May 20th on Monday, and he said, "All of it is being investigated by Sue Gray."
Due to the Sue Gray investigation, Downing Street declined to comment.
Sue Gray, who replaced Cabinet Secretary Simon Case after reports that he knew of at least one party, is currently leading the cabinet office investigation into different parties and events.
It's dreadful and I think many people will see the proof now not just think Boris Johnson's falsehoods are coming up with him, but it's absolutely reprehensible that when ordered to follow the rules, Boris Johnson and Number 10 were breaking the regulations.