GMB: David Lammy slams Ranvir Singh's claims as 'balderdash"
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Labour MP David Lammy joined Ranvir Singh and Adil Ray on Monday’s Good Morning Britain to discuss the calls for Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s, resignation. The calls come after rumours of an alleged Christmas party that took place in Downing Street last December whilst strict Covid restrictions were still in place, although Labour’s official stance isn’t to call for Mr Johnson to step down. Whilst Mr Lammy agreed with the calls for Johnson to resign, Singh and Ray held the mirror up to Labour.
As the debate was in full swing, Singh jibed: “Can I put something to you that Andrew Pierce sort of said but may be behind the reason, Labour aren’t calling for the resignation.
“What is the situation of Christmas parties around that time and gatherings in the Labour Party, is there something internal searching going on as we speak to make sure your slate is clean?”
A rather stumped Mr Lammy replied: “I’m not aware of that whatsoever, the rules were very, very clear at the time.
“Can I just say at the time I was separated from my family for two and a half weeks over Christmas last year.
“I was complying with the rules,” he added but once again Singh interrupted and said: “Was Keir Starmer, have you spoken to Keir Starmer?
“Are you certain that those on the shadow front bench, everybody adhered to the rules?
“One of the suggestions is that you can’t go as far to call for the Prime Minister’s resignation is that you’re still trying to find out whether any of your colleagues broke the rules themselves?”
Lammy snapped: “I think that’s balderdash, I don’t know where that comes from, it’s total nonsense.”
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