The staff of the Prime Minister’s Office regularly organized parties, which they called “Wine Fridays”, during the lockdown imposed in Britain, while the Prime Minister Boris Johnson participated, encouraging the workers to “spend”, according to the Mirror newspaper.
These gatherings were so popular, in fact, that staff invested 2 142 to buy a beverage cooler to keep the wines and beers cool.
According to the newspaper, the employees went with a suitcase to a supermarket to buy drinks in anticipation of their gathering, on the eve of the funeral of Prince Philip, and this did not happen only that time.
Sources cited by the British tabloid reported that Downing Street workers went alternately on Fridays to the local Tesco Metro supermarket, with a suitcase on wheels, to fill their fridge with drinks.
The Mirror writes that Johnson attended “some” such coronation parties, when indoor gatherings were banned as part of measures to deal with the pandemic.