• James Slack had left civil service a month before lockdown leaving do at Number 10, records suggest

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Downing Street staff held a leaving party on April 16 2021 for James Slack, Boris Johnson's former head of communications.
    But official records show Slack left the civil service on March 19 2021.
    Slack is now a deputy editor at the Sun newspaper.
    James Slack, Boris Johnson's former head of communications, left the government nearly a month before a lockdown-busting leaving do at Number 10, official records show. Transparency records released by the Cabinet Office show Slack's last day in the Civil Service was March 19 2021. A party, which Downing Street described on Friday morning as...
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  • Former Boris Johnson aide - now an editor at The Sun - apologizes as minister says he's 'shocked' by lockdown-breaking party held on eve of Prince Philip's funeral

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Adrian Dennis/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
    A former Boris Johnson aide apologized for a party held in his honor in Downing Street during a national lockdown.
    This is the first time James Slack, who is now an editor at British tabloid The Sun, has acknowledged the party.
    A minister said he was 'shocked' by the allegations, which took place the day before the Queen sat alone at her husband Prince Philip's funeral.
    Boris Johnson's former aide has apologized for the "anger and hurt" caused by a Downing Street party held for his departure from the government...
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