WATCH: UK PM’s aide jokes about ‘lockdown social gathering’, resigns later


An adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has give up after a video surfaced of her laughing and joking a couple of social gathering in Downing Street throughout a Christmas Covid-19 lockdown final 12 months when such festivities have been banned.

Allegra Stratton, who was most lately Johnson’s COP26 spokesperson, was his press secretary on the time the video was recorded in December 2020.

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In the video aired by ITV, Stratton was proven at a rehearsal for a every day briefing laughing and joking a couple of reported gathering at a time when tens of tens of millions of individuals throughout Britain have been banned from assembly household and associates to rejoice Christmas, and even from bidding farewell to dying family.

“My remarks seemed to make light of the rules, rules that people were doing everything to obey. That was never my intention. I will regret those remarks for the rest of my days,” a tearful Stratton informed reporters exterior her home.

“I understand the anger and frustration that people feel. To all of you who lost loved ones, who endured intolerable loneliness and who struggled with your businesses – I am truly sorry and this afternoon I am offering my resignation to the prime minister.”

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