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Boris says ‘nobody told me’ garden party was against the rules

Boris Johnson has said “nobody told me” the Number 10 Garden Party was “against the rules”.

The prime minister said he “humbly apologises” to people for “misjudgements” that were made but he would not have gone ahead with the event, to which 100 people were invited, on 20 May 2020 if he thought it broke the rules.

He said: “I’m saying categorically that nobody told me, nobody said this was something that was against the rules, doing something that wasn’t a work event because frankly, I can’t imagine why it would have gone ahead or it would have been allowed to go ahead if it was against the rules.”

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