Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn apologises for breaking the “rule of six”

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has apologised for breaking the “rule of six” at a dinner party.

He was caught on camera sharing a meal with eight other people at a friend’s house.

Under the coronavirus rules it is illegal to gather socially in groups of more than six.

The police can impose a £200 fine for each person present.

Mr Corbyn told The Sun:

“I recently had dinner at a friend’s house where the number of guests eventually exceeded five.

“I understand that remaining at the dinner was a breach of the rule of six.

“I apologise for my mistake.”


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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