Dozens of people wearing Boris Johnson face masks and wigs danced outside Downing Street after details emerged of other parties being held under strict Covid rules on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral ‘last year.
The crowd were seen chanting ‘this is a work event’ and ‘my name is Boris’, the former referring to the Prime Minister’s apology for attending an earlier party on May 20, 2020.
Footage shows Mr Johnson’s impersonators holding several different types of booze, some of them wearing union jacks around their shoulders.
Police said officers followed a group of around 50 people outside Downing Street around 1pm on Friday, adding that no arrests had been made.
An inquiry is looking into allegations of several parties being held in Westminster during times of strict Covid restrictions, including the May 20 event which the Prime Minister apologized for attending.
Pressure has mounted on the prime minister as public opinion has soured since allegations of potential breaches of lockdown rules emerged late last year.
He faced several calls for the resignation of members of his own party.
His apology for attending what he thought was “a business event” was widely mocked and spawned dozens of memes on the internet.
Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer said the Prime Minister’s apology was “so ridiculous that it is in fact offensive to the British public”.