Boris Johnson 'hid in back of car' in Downing Street to avoid being snapped before Commons showdown

By Peter Davidson

Boris Johnson reportedly hid in the back of his chauffeur driven car this morning when leaving Downing Street for his daily morning run.

The Prime Minister is often snapped in a car when heading out on his jogs, however today it's believed he lay down in the back seats in order to avoid the photographers.

Johnson is set to be grilled by Labour leader Keir Starmer, the SNP's Ian Blackford, opposition MPs and his own side at PMQs in the House of Commons later today over a Downing Street garden party held during the first lockdown in May 2020.

He is facing increasing pressure to admit he was at the 'bring your own booze' gathering after a number of reports confirm his attendance.

The Tory PM will make his first public appearance since the leak on Monday of an email from his principal private secretary, Martin Reynolds, inviting Downing Street staff to the party to "make the most of the lovely weather".

The disclosure triggered a new wave of public anger following the reports last year of parties in the run up to Christmas 2020, with Tory MPs openly warning Johnson his position will be untenable if he has been shown to have lied.

In order to not be seen ahead of his showdown in the Commons Johnson supposedly hid in the back of his car.

GMB reporter Jonathan Swain went into more detail about the attempts to avoid being snapped, he said: "Photographers who are outside the back gates of Number 10 said they all left with the motorcade, the police outriders and the Range Rover as well.

"They've got their zoom lenses on, well trained photographers, who are often used to photographing the Prime Minister out and about on these runs in the morning.

"He (Boris Johnson) was in the car today we understand, but yet they couldn't see him in the car.

"So that implies, according to them, that he was somehow lying down in the back of the vehicle.

"I spoke to one the police officers this morning as well.

"They said they don't do dummy runs, they don't have the police outriders, the police vehicles, they didn't do that.

"So if they did all that this morning then Prime Minister was in the car, but clearly keeping his head down."

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