Shared  a drink ,Carrie Johnson with a close friend at the illegal Downing Street garden party where 40 people including the Prime Minister washed down sausage rolls and posh crisps with wine and gin while some guests feared being filmed breaking lockdown from the sky.

Boris Johnson and Carrie attended the event and mingled with the 40 or so officials and advisers boozing when parties were banned. One person who attended told The Times that Johnson was ‘wandering round gladhanding people’ on May 20, 2020, at the height of the first lockdown.

As 66 million Britons were banned from meeting more than one person, the Prime Minister’s wife was said to have been deep in conversation with guest Henry Newman, a former protégé of Michael Gove who worked on Dominic Cummings’ Vote Leave campaign in the run-up to the Brexit referendum.

Today  the Prime Minister said sorry as he finally admitted he spent 25 minutes mingling with political staff and civil servants but told the Commons that he still believes it was a ‘work event’, raising questions about what he was actually apologising for.

According  to The Independent , amid the paranoia, Downing Street staff were allegedly advised to ‘clean up’ their phones by removing information and pictures that could suggest lockdown parties were regularly held at No 10.

Some of the dozens of guests were said to have been looking to the sky with paranoia in case a drone flew over, while other admitted that the trashed garden after the party ended was also a giveaway.

 At 6pm on May 20, 2020, the spring sky was still a deep blue, with the lawn bathed in dappled sunlight. Those entering the garden were reportedly met with a buffet-style spread of crisps and sausage rolls, while the drinks table was stocked with gin and rosé as well as red and white wine. 

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