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Jeremy Corbyn denies breaking lockdown rules as images emerge of ex-Labour chief at wake | Politics | News

The former Labour chief was photographed sat outdoors a restaurant in north London. The Islington MP will be seen sat down chatting with buddies at a set of picnic benches whereas not carrying a face masks.

The images are understood to have been taken at roughly 5pm on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Mr Corbyn stated: “Jeremy attended a funeral for a enormously missed and well-loved former councillor, the place Covid-related precautions have been taken.”

Under lockdown rules, as much as 30 individuals can attend a funeral in a Covid-secure venue or in outside public areas.

However, social distancing and mask-wearing is anticipated to be maintained.

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A neighborhood chef who took the image informed the Daily Mail: “They ought to all be carrying masks – they have been all simply chilling and laughing and all with coffees.”

He added he was informed “it’s worthwhile to go away, this can be a funeral get together”.

Mr Corbyn is known to have been seated outdoors The Goods Office café in Stroud Green, north London when he was pictured having espresso with the group.

The newest photos come after Mr Corbyn was compelled to apologise in October for breaking the then enforced “rule of six”.

The former Labour chief was pictured having a cocktail party with 9 visitors at a buddies home.

After the images emerged, Mr Corbyn stated: “I not too long ago had dinner at a good friend’s home the place the quantity of visitors finally exceeded 5.

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

“I apologise for my mistake.”

He was additionally seen breaching the rules in December when he and his brother, Piers, visited his home shortly earlier than Christmas.

The pair chatted on the doorstep of the MP’s Islington dwelling with out carrying masks and broke social distancing rules by shaking arms.

The newest photos of Mr Corbyn emerged as Jonathan Van-Tam stated tonight it’s as much as the general public to carry their nerve and obey coronavirus restrictions with a view to not danger the easing of the lockdown.

England’s deputy chief medical officer informed the Downing Street press convention: “I do fear that individuals suppose it is throughout.

“The extra they suppose that when it isn’t, the higher the headwind they will give to the vaccine programme and the extra at danger will change into the milestones set on the street map.

“It is definitely as much as us whether or not we will maintain our nerve and see this via correctly to the tip of the street map or whether or not we will fall at the final furlong.”