Michael Fabricant defends 'loyal' PM over party row

Conservative backbencher Michael Fabricant has defended Boris Johnson over the Downing Street party fallout, claiming drinks in the garden were a chance to give "hardworking people a break". "These were people who had been working 18 hours a day and one thing about Boris, if he's got a fault, it's that he's too loyal to the people who work around him, and he understood how tense and tired they were," he said.

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