Thursday’s Question Time audience and even some panel were left exasperated when a Tory minister attempted to toe the party line when quizzed about an alleged party at Number 10.
Earlier this week, The Mirror broke the news that Boris Johnson had reportedly hosted a party of 40 or 50 people on December 18th last year which was strictly against the Covid-19 restrictions that were in force at that time, which outlawed any socialising indoors.
This story was brought under the spotlight on Thursday’s show with vaccines minister Maggie Throup attempting to answer the audience’s question on the issue by claiming that all of the Covid rules were followed at the time.
“I have been reassured that all guidance was carefully followed,” said Throup but when host Fiona Bruce asked the audience whether they were satisfied with the answer they responded with a resounding “no.”
Throup was initially responding to a question from a woman in the audience who complained that she was unable to visit her parent’s in south London last Christmas because of the Tier 3 rules that the capital was under at the time.
Throup’s answered this by saying: “Well I respect that people put up with a lot over the last 20 months. Nobody could have predicted what was going to happen. The Prime Minister said quite clearly on Wednesday at PMQs that all guidance was followed.”