Disgruntled Whitehall insider ‘leaking photos from No10 to try and damage Govt

A DISGRUNTLED Whitehall insider is leaking embarrassing photos of so-called parties in Downing Street to try to damage the Government, the Deputy PM warned yesterday.

Dominic Raab made the claim after a picture emerged of Boris Johnson, wife Carrie and a dozen aides drinking wine in the No10 garden during lockdown last year.

A disgruntled Whitehall insider is leaking embarrassing photos of so-called parties in Downing Street to try to damage the Government, the Deputy PM warned

A disgruntled Whitehall insider is leaking embarrassing photos of so-called parties in Downing Street to try to damage the Government, the Deputy PM warnedKrediet: Oogstok

Suspicion immediately fell on a mole in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s team — as the snap was taken from the state room at the Treasury.

But his team denied involvement, saying anyone in Downing Street could access the unoccupied room.

Mr Raab said the leaks were “certainly being done” with a mind “to damage the government”.

And he denied it was a lockdown-breaking party — because the aides were wearing suits.

People have contrasted the picture with their own sacrifices, such as not being able to see dying relatives.

It was leaked weeks after a video first came to light showing No10 aide Allegra Stratton laughing about a Christmas bash.

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