Right here’s now not so grand birthday party politics nevertheless the politics of events as Downing Road used to be compelled to apologise to Buckingham Palace for the 2 events held at Number 10 on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral – announcing it used to be “deeply regrettable that this took field at a time of national mourning”.
Since then the apologies possess attain thick and instant: one from PM’s ragged communications chief James Slack over his leaving enact. He now works on the Sun newspaper. While Kate Josephs – who used to be head of the authorities’s Covid taskforce – acknowledged she used to be “if truth be told sorry” for drinks held in December 2020.
No word yet from Mr Johnson himself, who is supposed to be self-environment except for a household case of Covid in his Downing Road flat.