Justice Secretary Dominic Raab was mocked for bizarrely claiming police do not investigate crimes committed a year ago.
The Deputy Prime Minister made the bonkers excuse while answering allegations that Downing Street staff held two parties during lockdown last winter.
Insiders allege Boris Johnson attended one of the rule-breaking bashes in No10.
Raab said: “Until there is something substantiated, until it is more than anonymous sources, I think we are chasing shadows.
“If there is a breach of the rules, there is a breach of the rules. But I don’t know the full facts because I wasn’t there.
“If there was a formal party held, of course that is something that is clearly contrary to the guidance.
“The police have been very clear that they will look at any letter, but they don’t normally look back and investigate things which have taken place a year ago.”
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Stunned viewers slam-med the bungling minister, with one tweeting: “Criminals everywhere will be celebrating an early Christmas!” Another wrote: “Are we sure he was a lawyer?”
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Mr Raab added there would be “no Ministry of Justice-wide” festive gathering this year with “appropriate drinks at a smaller scale” instead.
And he urged people to attend Christmas parties and enjoy themselves.
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