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The fallout from that Downing Street 'Christmas Party'

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It’s the party that everyone’s talking about… if it ever took place. And if indeed there was a party at 10 Downing Street on the 18th of December 2020, it may well have broken the law against gatherings at the time. The prime minister and senior cabinet members denied it took place for days.  But a video of Allegra Stratton, the prime minister's then spokesperson, joking about the “fictional” event with “cheese and wine” and “no social distancing” blew the story and scandal wide open. Political Editor Gary Gibbon, seemingly more in the know than Boris Johnson himself, gives us a rundown on the backlash and explains why it has angered both the public and the Conservative Party so much. Sources: ITV News, BBC News, Channel 4 News, Sky News

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