Coronavirus UK updates: Boris Johnson ‘broke social distancing rules’ with meeting

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Boris Johnson says it'll be a bumpy road until Christmas, Report
Boris Johnson says it'll be a bumpy road until Christmas, Report

Boris Johnson broke his own social distancing rules by hosting a meeting of 50 Conservative MPs packed in “cheek by jowl,” it is alleged.

The Liberal Democrats demanded an investigation after at least 50 Tories are thought to have crammed into a room – despite a sign on the door warning only 29 should be allowed.

The prime minister is said to have told the meeting that he wanted people across the country to be mixing closely together in the same way by Christmas, witnesses told the Bloomberg website.

Yet, just 40 minutes after it finished, the prime minister’s office issued a tweet warning people not to attend gatherings of more than 30 people.

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