#Covid rules are and were all about not spreading disease. The Downing Street garden is a secure area protected by armed police adjoining ~100 cramped offices. No mixing with nonDowning Street workers is possible. This will be one of the factors being considered in the inquiry.
Was the Downing Street Party a “flagrant breach of the rules” as #Labour are happily claiming? Sue Gray will decide, but here are the facts: 1) There are 80/90 offices in the Downing Street complex with key workers who were all operating closely together indoors
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This was the hottest day of the year - beaches on the south coast were packed. Meanwhile, Downing St staffers were working 18 hour days trying to get on top of a crisis. I have no issue if they were allowed socially distanced fresh air for a couple of hours, and brought a drink
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Imagine my surprise.

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