Former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn apologized this evening for breaking the ‘rule of six’.
The former Labor leader, 71, was pictured looking grumpy at the posh nine-person party.
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Corbyn, his wife Laura Alvarez, 51, and other guests of the Do in London last Saturday are now facing fines totaling up to £ 1,800.
The socialist, whose electoral slogan as leader of the opposition was “for the many, not for a few”, apologized this evening.
He told The Sun: “I recently had dinner at a friend’s house where the number of guests finally passed five.
“I understand that staying at dinner was a violation of the rule of six. I apologize for my mistake. ”
Corbyn, MP for Islington North, has shown that Boris Johnson is not the only politician apparently confused by the new Covid rules.
The strict “rule of six” measure was introduced on September 14 to stem a deadly second wave of Covid.
‘HE MUST KNOW THE RULES’
It bans gatherings of more than six people indoors or outdoors unless they are already living together, with potential fines of £ 200 each for first offenders.
The Sun understands that the rule-breaking party took place at a house owned by one of Corbyn’s longtime friends.
Among the guests were left-wing activists, filmmakers and artists – many of whom were swayed by Corbyn’s political philosophy.
During the evening, one of them left the table and took a picture of the other eight.
This elicited a grumpy reaction from the plaid shirt wearing Corbyn, who was sitting two seats away from his wife.
A source said: “It is clear that Jeremy immediately realized the danger the photo placed in him.
“Her face says it all. He knew he shouldn’t have been there and he, of everyone else, should know the rules.
“But it seems that when it comes to social distancing, some are more equal than others. ”
The dinner took place the same day that his older brother Piers, 73, led an anti-mask and social distancing rally in Trafalgar Square.
It seems that when it comes to social distancing, some are more equal than others.
He told the crowds: “There is no justification whatsoever for the lockdowns and the Covid rules. It’s a complete hoax.
Piers had previously been accused of planning a protest of more than 30 people in Sheffield, which left four injured.
He had also been fined £ 10,000 in London days earlier for staging another rally.
The activist was released on bail to appear before magistrates in November.
Corbyn’s dinner violation has been criticized by other MPs whose constituencies have been hit by harsh local lockdowns.
David Morris, Conservative MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale, said: “It’s really disappointing.
“Millions of Britons are quietly playing by the rules to beat this horrific virus while Jeremy Corbyn walks around a fancy dinner party.
“People have had to delay weddings, have been prevented from going to funerals, and friends and families have been torn apart by these severe restrictions.
“It’s unbelievable that a member of Parliament – and someone who claims to defend the common man – behaved in this way.
Conservative colleague Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, added: “The London-centered Labor Party champagne socialists consider themselves above the rules that we must abide by.
It was beyond parody that Comrade Corbyn broke the rules at a dinner party.
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Social distancing laws tightened significantly last month after a surge in coronavirus infections.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said at the time: “Across the country we have all made huge sacrifices in the fight against the coronavirus.
However, the recent increase in cases clearly shows that more needs to be done to stop the spread of this disease. “
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