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The spokesman hit back saying he had never heard that term used to refer to the prime minister.
"Watching the government try to save itself the only way it knows how – by lashing out with illiberal, divisive nationalist crap."
Families and councils across London are begging for help as the number of children in makeshift homes soars by 65 per cent in a decade.
Nadhim Zahawi said he "does not recognise" the alleged codenames.
The former Labour prime minister said he could "understand how these things happen" as staff worked under "enormous pressure".
The Labour leader dramatically upped his attacks on the prime minister, claiming “industrial scale partying” was going on in No10.
Oliver Dowden said Boris Johnson should stay as prime minister despite saying "the whole country was angered" by partygate.
The Mirror's allegation follows the leaked "BYOB" party email and claims revelling was fuelled by a "suitcase of wine".
Kate Josephs, head of government's Covid taskforce, held an office drinks party when indoor socialising was banned.
A list of No.10's most bizarre reasons for partying when the rest of the country was in lockdown.
The latest estimate of England's R rate is between 1.1 and 1.5.
Boris Johnson's deputy spokesperson said it was "deeply regrettable" that gatherings took place at a time of national mourning.
"If this was what Johnson’s Downing Street was like *during* lockdown, imagine what it was like before."
The prime minister’s former director of communications James Slack has said he wants to “apologise unreservedly for the anger and hurt caused”.
The Telegraph reports Covid restrictions were in place as two staff parties took place on eve of the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral.
There's a lightsaber – but no sign of cheese and wine – in the pre-Covid clip.
Scotland Yard indicates it will wait to see if Cabinet Office probe identifies wrongdoing.