The Sky News host noted Mr Hinds had been given an “absolute hospital pass” when being asked to speak on behalf of the Government as new partying allegations emerged. The latest claims suggest yet another party was held at Number 10 on the eve of the funeral of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh in April 2021. Bringing back to minds photos of the Queen seated away from her family during the funeral service, Mr Paterson said: “She sat alone!”
The allegations claim Downing Street staff held a leaving party on April 16 where “excessive booze” was available courtesy of a suitcase allegedly being normally used for “booze runs” to nearby supermarkets.
Mr Paterson continued: “All of this the night before the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.
“The night before, when the Queen herself will have been busy preparing for one of the most solemn, sad days of her life.
“She sat alone in the Chapel. These are all significant questions about the Prime Minister’s competence.”