‘Wine time Fridays’ heap pressure on UK PM | The Guardian Nigeria News


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson witnessed weekly drinking sessions by his staff throughout the coronavirus pandemic, for which they installed a specially bought wine fridge, according to a report Saturday.

The report in the Daily Mirror newspaper caps a torrid week of revelations about lockdown breaches in Downing Street that saw Johnson’s office forced Friday to apologise to Queen Elizabeth II.

The drip-feed threatens to overshadow reported plans by Johnson to relaunch his embattled premiership, starting with a relaxation of ongoing pandemic restrictions later in the month.

Whether Johnson and his staff knowingly broke the law during prior lockdowns is the central question being addressed in an inquiry by senior civil servant Sue Gray, who could report back next week.

The Daily Mirror published a photograph of the wine cooler being delivered to a back door in Downing Street in December 2020, and said staff would regularly stock it with suitcase-loads of alcohol.


Source: Guardian Newspaper

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