Suitcase of wine and contacts without limits
Boris Johnson’s aides had sex at a Downing Street party during lockdown
George Grylls (George Grylls) Henry Zeffman (Henry Zeffman)
It became known that at a party during the quarantine on the eve of the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, some of the assistants Boris Johnson had sex at 10 Downing Street.
Numerous witnesses saw the two couples having an intimate relationship at a party attended by officials and their aides that lasted until 4 am. About one couple, witnesses said that after the foreplay, she went to a dark office, from where she later came out “hot”. Their colleagues crept into another office, also without turning on the lights.
The revelations shed new light on the epic with partying downing street. Thus, it is alleged that Johnson joked that at a feast where alcohol flowed like a river, “all kinds of contacts without restrictions” reign.
The new allegations of inappropriate behavior have surfaced on the ITV News podcast ‘Inside the Partygate’ and highlight the difficulties the former premier will face in investigating Downing Street parties. Public hearings involving Johnson himself could begin soon.
Johnson, his wife Carrie and then-treasurer Rishi Sunak have already received fines for non-compliance with the quarantine.
On the evening of 16 April 2021, two farewell parties were held in Downing Street to celebrate the departure of the junior photographer and director of public relations. They were attended by about 30 people, but some broke away from the general group and spent time in the garden, returning only the next morning. Johnson was not present.
“RBC”, 01/12/2023, “New details about Boris Johnson’s scandalous party have become known”: One source told ITV political editor Paul Brand that Johnson joked that at a party to mark Lee Kane’s ouster as Johnson’s director of communications, guests gathered at “the most non-socially distancing party” (i.e., an out of society party with social distancing that was mandatory in the UK during quarantine). According to an ITV interlocutor who accidentally stayed late at work and witnessed the party, those present laughed at the Prime Minister’s joke, standing “literally shoulder to shoulder, like in a subway car.” — Inset K.ru
The “suitcase of wine”, which the party-goers grabbed from the Coop supermarket, brought notoriety to the party. The guests took pictures on the swings and on the slide in the garden.
One of the participants of the party took pictures with a Polaroid, while others posted photos on their Instagram*. It is believed that a few months later they were removed: the first details about the party surfaced, and the guests rushed to get rid of the evidence.
At that time, there was a strict quarantine, and meetings were allowed only on business matters.
An unnamed official revealed on an ITV podcast that Johnson cracked his “contact without limits” joke at another party in November 2020 to mark the departure of communications director Lee Cain. “Everyone was laughing,” he added.
Other whistleblowers noticed that there were more perpetrators than previously thought. “There was a point where people were getting rid of evidence,” one official said.
“People were worried about the photos, because with proper publicity this is a serious piece of evidence. And others were worried that they would not be suspected of a snitch. I even contacted people and asked: “Did you really give them these pictures? We can’t take and give everything to them. “I know that the most zealous civil servants even gave them phones – to look, check, and so on. I would never agree to this. Let me be fired or, what’s good, arrested. In general , some of us flatly refused to share photos,” he said.
Another official asked why so many fines were issued to junior employees: “I deserved my fine. I was there and I’m ashamed. fines, although they are lower rank and earn less, and this is really serious for their wallet. At the same time, they do not decide anything and in fact follow the instructions of senior employees. Many women simply sent out invitation messages on behalf of male bosses.” […]