Responding to the video showing senior Number 10 figures laughing about last year’s Downing Street Christmas Party, Hertsmere Labour Group Leader Cllr Jeremy Newmark said,
“In 2020, 227 people died from Covid in Hertsmere. Countless more lost loved ones. We missed special moments, gave up on a family Christmas, and in many cases lost the chance to say goodbye. The people of Hertsmere followed the rules.
Now it is clear that not only did Boris Johnson’s Downing Street fail to follow the rules, they laughed about it and then they lied about it. They are laughing at every single person in Hertsmere who did their best to help our community get past this terrible virus. Now they are lying to our faces.
Again and again and again this government let us down then they lie – and now we know they are laughing at us behind the scenes. It’s one rule for them, another for everyone else.”