think there’s a lot of exhausted people, and they, as people do in work, were having a drink after the formal business had been done.This shows colleagues who were required to be in work, meeting following a press conference to discuss work … It was not against the regulations for those individuals to have a drink outside working hours, but still discussing work.This is where I live, it is where I work.
spokesman on Friday, after sources told the Guardian and Independent about the event:In the summer months Downing Street staff regularly use the garden for some meetings.
On 15 May 2020 the prime minister held a series of meetings throughout the afternoon, including briefly with the then health and care secretary and his team in the garden following a press conference.
A small number of staff required to be in work remained in the Downing Street garden for part of the afternoon and evening.As
Downing Street is the prime minister’s home as well as his workplace.
The prime minister’s wife lives in No 10 and therefore also legitimately uses the garden.I
Boris Johnson says it was a meeting of ‘people at work, talking about work’ during lockdown last yearThere have been a series of explanations as to why Boris Johnson, his wife and 17 other people were photographed with wine and cheese in the Downing Street garden during the Covid lockdown in May last year.Johnson’s
Source: the guardian
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- Downing Street explains why 19 people were in No 10 garden (the guardian)
- Social media mocks PM for claiming No10 staff were 'working' in Downing Street garden (daily mail – mail online)