No. 10 party breach ‘would be wrong’ says Raab

Speaking to BBC One’s “The Andrew Marr Show”, Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said that any breach of coronavirus regulations by Boris Johnson and No. 10 Downing Street ‘would be wrong. 

But Raab refused to confirm if Downing Street hosted any Christmas parties in 2020, saying “I don’t know the full facts because I wasn’t there”.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has notably not denied reports that his staff held a party on 18 December last year when London was under Tier 3 restrictions but has insisted that no rules were broken.

Speaking to BBC’s Andrew Marr, Mr Raab said: “If there is a breach of the rules, there is a breach of the rules”

“But Andrew, as a politician and as a lawyer it’s not the responsible thing to start answering hypothetical questions about anonymous sources in relation to unsubstantiated claims”.

“If something unsubstantiated from anonymous sources actually materialised then, of course, it would be wrong”.