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Raab says PM and staff’s garden gathering was within lockdown rules

Minister says other offices would have been doing the same, in defence that appears to differ from No 10’s line

A photograph of Boris Johnson, his wife and up to 17 staff in the Downing Street garden during the first lockdown shows people “having a drink after a busy set of work meetings” and acting entirely within the rules of the time, Dominic Raab has said.

Other workplaces would have done the same during this period and this would not have breached any rules, the justice secretary argued.

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