A celebration in Downing Street on Boris Johnson's birthday involved people who were already working together, the transport secretary has told Sky News. Speaking to Kay Burley, Grant Shapps said he did not "seek to defend" the gathering on 19 June 2020, the PM's 56th birthday. "It obviously was the prime minister's birthday, he'd been given a cake earlier in the day, that's the picture in the newspapers," Mr Shapps said.
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Panda cubs pose for photos with their keepers and play with new year decorations during an event to mark the Lunar New Year, which falls at the start of February this year, at a breeding base of the Wolong National Nature Reserve in southwestern China.
Boris Johnson and at least some ten other people at a birthday party for him in No10 during lockdown would have been hit with £100 fines if police had busted the event, a leading expert claimed on Tuesday. Human rights barrister Adam Wagner, of Doughty Street Chambers, suggested the June 2020 event was a “birthday party” and would have been regarded as a breach of the rules.