7 December 2021 – today’s press releases

  • Davey: PM must fess up over Xmas party
  • Williamson party: Met Police must investigate

Davey: PM must fess up over Xmas party

Responding to a new leaked video which shows the Prime Minister’s former press secretary joking about a party in Downing Street last Christmas, Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey MP said:

People will rightly be furious with Boris Johnson, not just for holding a party during lockdown, but also for refusing to own up to it. Once again he shows it’s one rule for us and one rule for him, with the Conservatives continuing to take people for granted.

Whilst millions cancelled plans and had to be alone at Christmas, unable to celebrate, or worse unable to say goodbye to a dying loved one – the Prime Minister was breaking his own rules to allow a boozy party in No10.

It’s clear that Boris Johnson has never believed the rules apply to him; around self isolation, mask wearing, or throwing social events.

The Prime Minister must fess up and apologise both to the nation and the bereaved families still mourning loved ones they lost.

Williamson party: Met Police must investigate

Reacting to the news that Gavin Williamson hosted a party last December with friends whilst London was the midsts of tier-2 lockdown restrictions and 1.2million children were out of school, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Munira Wilson MP said:

Not only content with being one of the most inept Education Secretaries in history, Gavin Williamson also saw fit to party with friends whilst over a million children missed out on school and had to endure a harsh Christmas separated from family and loved ones.

His callous disregard for the rules shows that it is truly one rule for us and one rule for them. With millions of lost hours of schooling, this is yet another blow for our children – who’ve endured so much during this pandemic and are being ignored by this sleazy Tory Government.

This blatant breach of the rules, along with the PM’s illegal Christmas bash, must be investigated by the Metropolitan Police and, if he has any shred of decency left, Gavin Williamson should also hand in his resignation as an MP too.

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14 Comments

  • John Marriott 8th Dec '21 - 9:24am

    What a weird world we are living in! Just think if a government might fall, not because of disastrous policies but because someone allegedly held a party when they should not have. It will be interesting to see what happens at PMQs today. Could be a few more less votes for the Tory candidate next week in you know where.

    Whoever thought it a good idea to allow a few staffers to let off a bit of steam (possibly a potential excuse), ultimately, we know where the buck stops, don’t we, Barry Lofty. We’re back to ‘The Good Ship Venus’, aren’t we?

  • Helen Dudden 8th Dec '21 - 9:33am

    Anyone who supported these lies is guilty.

    I can’t see Rees Mogg as an MP, I have no MP.

  • Helen Dudden 8th Dec '21 - 9:43am

    It’s not just the Party, it’s the total disrespect for democracy and truth. Without justice there is no human rights, without human rights there are no freedoms, without freedom there is no justice.
    Unless things change it falls deeper into one large black hole of corruption.

  • Barry Lofty 8th Dec '21 - 9:59am

    John Marriott @ Yes John I can’t wait for the time when the buck finally grinds to a halt!

  • Nick Collins 8th Dec '21 - 10:29am

    Are we not all missing the really important question? Was it French wine and cheese or English wine and cheese?

  • John Marriott 8th Dec '21 - 10:49am

    @Nick Collins
    I’m not sure about the origin of the wine and cheese. Perhaps they could have benefitted from a large slice of humble pie! You can see why they decided to move Allegra Stratton away from the Press Office, if those clips are anything to go by.

  • Nick Collins 8th Dec '21 - 11:28am

    @ John Marriott
    Where is she now?

  • Barry Lofty 8th Dec '21 - 11:42am

    I believe she has applied for a spot on ” I,m a Celebrity ————???,*

  • Nick Collins 8th Dec '21 - 1:23pm

    I’m sure Ant & Dec will be delighted to greet her.

    After that , perhaps a slot on ” Have I Got News… “. Lots of potential career opportunities may follow.

  • As usual Johnson has chosen to throw someone else (in this case his loyal staff)’under the bus’..
    I don’t know about where the buck stops but Johnson will do everything to ensure, like the No.10 party game ‘pass the parcel’ it won’t stop with him…

  • As a guide I’ve copied a comment from the Guardian website..

    It reads…”I live 1.5 miles from Market Drayton, let’s just say… there are liberal democrat signs up.. never ever seen that in 10 years of living here.”..

    It looks like things are going well

  • I sometimes wonder if the Tories bring attention to things like this party on purpose. A few weeks ago they were under serious pressure because of the Owen Paterson affair, now that’s all forgotten about and the media are going into overdrive about a Christmas party! I’m sure most people who voted Tory in the last election couldn’t care less. I’m not sure that most of the others are really bothered. Activists from opposition parties and the media express outrage, but few people really care.

  • Jason Connor 8th Dec '21 - 8:03pm

    I would agree with you on much of that Malc and the media obsession driven by labour into every little detail. It was a so-called party then a so-called business meeting. I am sure plenty of them were going on against the rules in other political parties but the government is caught up in the spotlight. There are libertarians in all the parties so it seems and they are going to have a field day. What still concerns me is the lack of social distancing, mask wearing and non enforcement of the rules but the libertarians will cite this ‘party’ and that the rules don’t apply to them. That’s what’s really worrying and two wrongs don’t make a right.

  • Barry Lofty 8th Dec '21 - 8:09pm

    [email protected] You are probably correct that the Tories will do anything to try to divert attention away from their more serious misdeeds, especially the present incumbent in No 10, but I believe you are wrong in thinking that the massive accumulation of of incompetence does not have an effect, even on some lifetime Tory voters.

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