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Chatting over cheese and wine: anatomy of Downing Street lockdown gathering

No 10 says no rules are being broken in photograph that has come to light from first coronavirus lockdown

At first glance, it has all the hallmarks of a laid-back post-work social gathering on an uncommonly warm British spring evening. There are 19 people present, sitting or standing in four distinct groups, each one of which appears to have drinks. There are bottles of red wine and a cheeseboard.

The event, on Friday 15 May 2020, took place in the garden behind Nos 10 and 11 Downing Street, a mix of terrace, lawn and formal planting that is used variously for formal entertainment, domestic leisure and work.

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