Just hours before the Queen attended the socially distanced funeral of her 73-year-old husband, Prince Philip, Downing Street staff were reportedly celebrating.
The damning report comes just days after it was revealed Prime Minister Boris Johnson had attended a ‘bring your own booze’ garden party at No 10.
employees allegedly partying into the early hours of the morning in the basement of #10, dancing to the music of a special adviser’s DJd.
A grown adult broke the swing set of Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, Boris and Carrie’s one-year-old son.
Meanwhile, another reveler was sent to a co-op on the beach with a suitcase to be loaded with alcohol. They returned filled with wine.
The party took place on the night of April 16 while the rest of the country was in stage 2 of lockdown.
This meant indoor gatherings were banned and the Rule of Six was in effect outside. It is reported that over 30 people attended the No. 10 party.
On the night the celebrations took place, there were two suicide notes, one for a screenwriter and one for a photographer.
Tony Diver of the Daily Telegraph claims these two congregations merged to form the said 30+ person pub.
Who is James Slack?
Slack is the Prime Minister’s former communications director, so Johnson’s spin doctor.
Appointed deputy editor of the Sun newspaper after leaving Downing Street, Slack said:
“I want to apologize unreservedly for the anger and pain caused. This event should not have happened at the time it happened. I am deeply sorry and I take full responsibility.”
Previously Home Affairs Editor at the Daily Mail, Slack moved to Political Editor in October 2015, replacing James Chapman, who was appointed spokesman for then-Chancellor George Osborne.
In November 2016, while at the Mail, Slack wrote the famously controversial front page Enemies of the People, which criticized judges at the High Court of Justice in England.
It was widely condemned by the public and fellow journalists, but endorsed by right-wing editor Paul Dacre.