Boris Johnson does not believe he broke Covid rules at party, says minister

Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis defends PM as he pulls out of public engagement in Lancashire

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Boris Johnson does not believe he broke Covid rules when he attended a Downing Street drinks party during the first lockdown, according to the Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis, speaking on the day the prime minister pulled out of an engagement after a family member tested positive for Covid.

Lewis said people should wait for the report of the senior civil servant Sue Gray into what happened before reaching a judgment. But Lewis said the prime minister’s apology was “very, very sincere” over what people perceived had happened at the Downing Street “bring your own booze” event in the No 10 garden on 20 May 2020.

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