Photo Emerges of UK PM with Sparkling Wine During Christmas Quiz

Photo: Daily Mirror

The Facts

  • A picture has emerged of the UK PM standing near an open bottle of champagne alongside staff wearing tinsel and a Christmas hat in the ongoing row over gatherings at No. 10.

  • Boris Johnson is facing multiple reports of lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street.


The Spin

Narrative A

Kier Starmer has been calling out Johnson's deceit from the start. Pressure from the opposition over the PM's 'untenable' position echoes the mood of the nation.

Narrative B

This 'scandal' has been stirred-up by Dominic Cummings. The PM did not lie to parliament and the current attacks on Johnson are distracting from pressing political responsibilities like responding to Russian involvement in Ukraine and managing Brexit negotiations.

Establishment-critical narrative

It's ironic that media criticize Boris Johnson more for a garden party than for his role in the Yemen genocide that's already killed almost 100,000 children.

Nerd narrative

There is a 47% chance that Boris Johnson will still be PM on June 1, 2022, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


Establishment split

CRITICAL

PRO

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