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Former Downing Street Official Saw Long-Standing Drinking Culture at No. 10

“The idea of mini fridges or having drinks underneath your table wasn't uncommon,” the official said.

Number 10 Downing Street Ahead Of The Race For New Prime Minister (Stills)
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A long-standing drinking culture in Downing Street saw staff start boozing at lunch and waking up there in the same clothes the next day, a former No 10 official has said.

Sonia Khan discussed the historic drinking culture at the heart of  Government as Boris Johnson considers demanding an alcohol curb as he  battles allegations of lockdown-breaching parties.