Cummings said the probe should be done on the “Socially Distanced Drinks” email sent on May 20, 2020.
But the apology will mean little to the public if reports of such parties, gatherings, festivities will keep emerging of the time when the country was reeling with a deadly Covid wave.
The staff even invested in a £142 refrigerator to keep their beer and wine cold.
Reports mentioned that the staff used wheely suitcases and took turns to stock up on drinks at the local Tesco Metro.
The Times reported citing Downing Street insider that it was a “culture of 3am sessions”; adding, “People used to sleep off their hangovers in the buildings overnight on sofas and in the mornings there were empty drinks on the desks that the cleaners had to pick up. There was a culture of boozing.”
Party on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral
On Thursday, The Telegraph reported two leaving parties or farewell parties were held in No 10 on the eve of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.
As per the report, the parties were held between April 9 and April 17; a time when the country was in a period of national mourning after Queen Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip’s death.