For the second time in a month, No. 10 has refused to put up a minister for the morning media round to answer questions about Downing Street’s partying.
R4 says no minister was made available for the Today Programme this morning— Rachel Wearmouth (@REWearmouth) January 12, 2022
No ministers on today's broadcast round to face up to questions about parties— Dominic Penna (@DominicPenna) January 12, 2022
Kay Burley: "Is the party over for the Prime Minister? We would ask the Government, but the minister is not available this morning... The invitation is still open" https://t.co/UlSw7Lz8LL
Given the last time this happened was the morning after the Allegra Stratton video, and as per Chopper’s tweet last night, this all points to the PM giving a pre-prepared statement before PMQs. It’s going to be a long morning…
UPDATE: It was Grant Shapps who was pulled