Boris Johnson admits attending garden drinks event

In Summary

• He says in hindsight he should have sent everyone back inside

• The PM says though he cannot anticipate the conclusions of the inquiry into parties at Downing Street he knows there are things.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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The prime minister says he went into the garden of Downing Street on 20 May 2020 to thank staff before going back into his office 25 minutes later.

He says in hindsight he should have sent everyone back inside

I must take responsibility, the PM said.

The PM says though he cannot anticipate the conclusions of the inquiry into parties at Downing Street he knows there are things "we simply did not get right and I must take responsibility".