UK media reports that Boris Johnson’s press chief gave out joke awards at Christmas party breaking UK lockdown laws


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s press chief gave out joke awards and made a thank you speech at a Downing Street party on December 18 last year while London was under strict lockdown. 

Jack Doyle, who was Johnson’s deputy director of communications at the time, addressed a gathering of “up to 50 people,” and handed out certificates to staff members of the communications team. 

For the past week, Johnson has been hampered by multiple claims that social events were held inside 10 Downing Street in the runup to Christmas 2020, when the United Kingdom was under stringent coronavirus regulations that outlawed such activities.

Also, on Wednesday, Johnson announced to Parliament that his cabinet secretary would conduct an investigation, which will now look into at least three separate alleged gatherings.