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Boris Johnson apologises in House of Commons

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologised in the House of Commons after admitting that he attended a Downing Street garden drinks party during the first lockdown.

“I want to apologise,” The PM said during PMQ’s. He added that he “must take responsibility” for events that took place back in May 2020.

The Prime Minister said that he “went outside for 25 mins” to thank staff but admitted “with hindsight I should have sent them back indoors”

In a prior statement, he said: “I know the rage they feel with me and with the Government I lead when they think in Downing Street itself the rules are not being properly followed by the people who make the rules.

“And though I cannot anticipate the conclusions of the current inquiry, I have learned enough to know there were things we simply did not get right and I must take responsibility.”