Jason Manford rages at Government actions: They just keep getting away with it?
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Jason Manford, 40, has raged at the Government for their actions before Christmas, exclusively to Express.co.uk. Downing Street originally denied a report that a party took place in Downing Street on 18 December 2020, and a number of ministers appeared on television and radio to repeat the denials.
But they just keep getting away with it?
However, a video obtained by ITV News showed the prime minister’s then press secretary Allegra Stratton joking about reports of a party.
She said: “This fictional party was a business meeting and it was not socially distanced.”
At the time of lockdown in 2020, the government would have strongly breached their own guidelines which said Christmas or lunch parties were not allowed “where that is a primarily social activity”.
Also, by this time London had moved into Tier 3 restrictions, banning gatherings of two or more people indoors.
Speaking about the events to Express.co.uk, Jason said: “What’s hard is when you’ve been very strict with the rules and asked audiences to wear masks.
“I have taken this actual vitriol online from people that don’t agree with masks or don’t agree with vaccines.
“Even when I’m driving people around and taking them to their vaccines I am getting it in the neck.
“It just makes it so hard when you find out that the people telling you what to do are not doing it.
“That is incredibly difficult to deal with. That’s not even thinking about people that didn’t get to see loved ones before they passed away.”
The comedian continued: “To be honest, nothing surprises me with them.
“It’s not like I went, ‘What! Oh my god!’. It’s more, ‘Of course they were!’.
“They don’t care about you, they just care about themselves. How is this a surprise?”
Jason admitted that he does “not see any way out of it.”
Jason’s rant continued: “I don’t know where the people are with the actual morals to run a country really.
“I mean I certainly wouldn’t want to do it but I just don’t know how they think they can get away with it. But they just keep getting away with it?”
Express.co.uk asked Jason whether he would be using any of the government’s actions in his new material.
He replied: “Oh, I mean it writes itself. The only thing I can think is Boris Johnson is so good at putting on parties he doesn’t even remember them.
“I mean how good of a party must that have been, in your own house and the next day you’re like, ‘I can’t remember a thing about last night’.
“It must have been a wicked party.”
This was not the only government action under scrutiny before Christmas, as an image was circulated by The Guardian of Boris, his wife and other officials enjoying cheese and wine in Downing Street’s garden.
When asked about the May 15, 2020 photo, Boris said: “Those people were at work talking about work”.
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