100 people dressed as Boris Johnson have descended on Downing Street, as revelations over so-called parties going on inside number 10 continue to spill out.
With further reports of two parties taking place on the eve of the funeral of Prince Philip, coming out just hours after the prime minister had apologised at PMQs for his attendance at another event, the government are tanking in the polls and are under huge scrutiny.
For these pranksters, it was a good opportunity to don some floppy blonde wigs, shirt up and get outside Downing Street to celebrate with a good party. After all, Downing Street seems like the place for it at the moment.
Footage shows some of them downing drinks while the rest of the revellers cheer. It’s believed the impromptu party could have been organised by Youtuber JaackMate, who shared images from the get together along with the caption: ‘We hired 100 Boris Johnson’s and threw a party outside Downing Street… ‘
The party didn’t go unnoticed, with Channel 4 political correspondent Liz Bates filming the content and writing: ‘Chants of ‘my name is Boris’ and ‘this is a work event’ outside Downing Street as maybe a hundred bewigged Boris lookalikes jig around in the street. Utterly surreal.’
The footage comes amid reports of several parties at Downing Street, including a ‘bring your own booze’ gathering held in the Downing Street garden attended by around 40 people in May 2020. The UK’s lockdown restrictions at the time only allowed people to meet one person from outside their household in an outdoor public space, socially distanced.
It’s also emerged that two alleged leaving parties occurred just hours before Prince Philip’s funeral, where the Queen had been grieving alone at the funeral in which just 30 people were allowed. One of the leaving bashes was for Johnson’s director of communications, James Slack, and the other for one of the prime minister’s personal photographers.
Number 10 has since apologised to the royal family while James Slack – now working for The Sun – also apologised.
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