Boris Johnson today finally “apologised unreservedly” over a No10 Christmas party – but denied all responsibility, continued to claim he was told rules were followed.
He told Prime Minister’s Questions: “I understand and share the anger up and down the country at seeing No10 staff seeming tor make light of lockdown measures.
“And I can understand how infuriating it must be to think the people who’ve been setting the rules have not been following the rules – because I was also furious to see that clip.
“And I apologise unreservedly for the offence that it has caused up and down the country and I apologise for the impression that it gives.
“I have been repeatedly assured since these allegations emerged that there was no party and that no Covid rules were broken and that is what I’ve been repeatedly assured.
“But I have asked the Cabinet Secretary to establish all the facts and report back as soon as possible.
“And it goes without saying that if those rules were broken there will be disciplinary action for all those involved.”