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"I will regret those remarks for the rest of my days" Allegra Stratton gives a tearful statement as she resigns as government adviser, after she was seen in video joking about lockdown Christmas party at No 10 bbc.in/3IzSyWL
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Brilliant - No 10 declines to say whether Simon Case, the Cabinet Sec who had been tasked by Boris Johnson to investigate the claims about the Downing Street Xmas party - was actually at the party.
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Charlatan.
If you are forming a Christmas Bubble, it’s vital that from today, you minimise contact with people from outside your household. Everyone must take personal responsibility to avoid passing the virus on to loved ones this Christmas. gov.uk/government/publicatio…
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Maybe I’m jaded, but political consequence is a casualty of Brexit Britain. So nothing’s going to happen and they’ll get another majority next time round.
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People died. Gasping. Alone. I feel sick. This is horrible horrible horrible.
There’s more… Footage From a party Where Rees-Mogg jokes: "This party is not going to be investigated by the police in a year's time..." Do your f*cking job @metpoliceuk
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When this photo was taken, it sent a powerful message to the country. We were all in this together. In reality, the government were breaking their own laws and then laughing about it. Many of you couldn’t even attend funerals of loved ones. You are right to be angry.
Here is how Britain’s head of state marked the funeral of the man she had been married to for 73 years. It might not seem immediately obvious in the reaction to news that the Prime Minister was throwing parties at Number 10 during that period, but I have a feeling this matters.
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Dear Allegra Stratton On the day you partied, my mother called me, breathless and feverish. I didn’t visit. On the day you joked, she was admitted to hospital. I didn’t visit. As you celebrated Christmas, she died without family by her side. I promise you, it wasn’t funny.
EXCLUSIVE: Video obtained by ITV News shows Downing Street staff joking about a Christmas party on 18th December last year. No 10 has spent the past week denying any rules were broken. This new evidence calls that into question.
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While people lost their lives, No10 partied. While people stuck to the rules, No10 broke them. While the nation suffered, they joked. This is absolutely sickening. They are laughing at us all. It's one rule for them and another for the rest of us.
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This is disgusting. The full video is worse than the clip.
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The arrogance, entitlement. Joking about the party as the public followed the guidelines. This is just disgusting really.
astonishing leak of *mock* press conference by Number 10 staffers last year joking about a Christmas party itv.com/news/2021-12-07/no-1…
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Rihanna says it looks like Monday 27 December is going to be a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to bin collections so her advice - as always - is to check what it says on your local council’s website
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100% this. You go to these rallies, you are standing shoulder to shoulder with people who are calling for our health workers to be jailed, with those who held aloft Nazi symbols, those who think Christ's actual blood will save them from a deadly pandemic. Wise up
People at Covid protests trying to do the pick 'n' mix thing? You stood there listening to detention camps and BBC/Keir Starmer paedo conspiracy shite from the podium. You stood beside Nazi/Star of David placards. And you stayed. You are the person you claim not to be. Do one.
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Rogic ya dancer!!
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On the Mooseys tonight. 😍
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Became one of these people today. Until I lost one of the antlers 🎄
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The Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Brazil.
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#UOPlaysChristmas 🤗🤗 🎅🏻
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Conor McGregor calls on Republic of Ireland to leave EU after Covid restrictions are tightened belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/…
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This is one of the most harrowing, heartbreaking things I’ve ever read. There’s no justice in the world if these people ever see the light of day again.
Replying to @BBCNews
Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: A life cut short by cruelty bbc.in/31q3yVX
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Breaking: Anne Donaghy has been suspended as chief executive of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, @BelfastLive understands. She has been placed on precautionary suspension while an independent investigation is conducted into complaints raised by some staff.
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