Boris Johnson was last night under increasing pressure over No 10 lockdown parties as more revelations of boozy gatherings in the pandemic came to light.
Downing Street staff held “wine time Fridays” which the PM regularly witnessed. Sources told our sister paper the Mirror he encouraged aides to “let off steam,” despite indoor socialising being banned under his Covid rules.
Calls for Johnson to quit over the parties scandal grew last night, as Labour surged ahead in polls. The wine event was so popular workers even invested in a £142 drinks fridge to keep their bottles of white wine, prosecco and beer cool.A picture has emerged of it being delivered through the back door of Downing Street on December 11, 2020.
And sources claimed aides took turns on Fridays to visit a Tesco Metro in Westminster with a wheely suitcase to fill the 34-bottle fridge.The events were said to have sometimes gone on until midnight, with staff also playing games.One source said: “Boris used to stop by for a chat while they had a drink.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk