When is a party not a party? If there are drinks and food and games and gifts and a specific get together to celebrate and have fun then surely that sounds like a party? Of course if you are in tier three of a pandemic which is killing thousands of people and many thousands more are cancelling their own travel arrangements and get-togethers, then no one could arrange or condone such a get together especially if they were all connected with No. 10 Downing Street and then be caught on camera sniggering on how to get away with it. Extraordinary but not nice people.
Of course, when you work alongside a Prime Minister who is a compulsive liar and who feels the laws don’t apply to him then maybe they thought it was all OK and they were just following their boss’s extraordinary example?
Ed: Pinocchio has featured in several West England Bylines articles like this one from Claire Jones.