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Prankster Sent Cheese And Wine To Number 10 Ahead Of Cabinet Meeting

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Prankster Sent Cheese And Wine To Number 10 Ahead Of Cabinet Meeting

A prankster sent a Deliveroo order of wine and cheese to Number 10 ahead of yesterday's (20 December) cabinet meeting - in a dig at the Prime Minister's alleged lockdown 'garden party' last year.

As the cabinet met on Monday to discuss the potential for new Covid-19 restrictions, Simon Harris says he splashed £41.59 on four bottles of Hardy's Chardonnay Pinot Grigio and three packs of Dairylea Dunkers to be sent to ministers.

It's something that social media users have branded 'absolutely hilarious'.

Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Credit: Kennedy News and Media
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Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Credit: Kennedy News and Media

The 38-year-old dad-of-three shared updates of the Deliveroo that appeared to show the courier's bike riding down Whitehall before it approached Downing Street, where a screenshot from the Deliveroo app said the food had been delivered.

In a blog post, Simon said: "I've seen that Boris Johnson is holding an emergency cabinet meeting this afternoon at 2pm and so I've asked the local Co-op on Deliveroo to provide them with some wine and cheese as it's clearly a work gathering.

"I've done the maths and there should be enough for a small glass each as well as a couple of individual Dunkers."

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Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Credit: Kennedy News and Media
An image was released last weekend appearing to show cheese and wine being enjoyed in the garden of 10 Downing Street while the rest of the country was in lockdown
An image was released last weekend appearing to show cheese and wine being enjoyed in the garden of 10 Downing Street while the rest of the country was in lockdown

The post has since drawn 2,300 reactions and nearly 400 comments on Facebook.

Simon, from Essex, said: "I decided to find the lowest quality cheese and wine possible to try and make a humorous satirical point about these so-called 'work gatherings'.

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"I asked the courier to leave the food on the main gate with the security or police. Shortly after that I had the confirmation that the delivery was complete."

Some social media users have praised the blogger, branding him a 'genius'.

One said: "I hope it'll brie appreciated with no wining."

Another added: "This is absolutely hilarious."

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A third commented: "I've just finished work and sat here absolutely howling. Bravo!"

While another said: "I'm sad it wasn't cheese strings."

However others suggested Simon should have donated the money he wasted to charity.

One said: "Should be concentrating thoughts about the homeless rather than a wine and cheese party. That's far more important."

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Commenting on the social media reaction, Simon said: "It's been a mixed reaction on social media with a lot of people abusing me for not giving the money to a food bank.

Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Credit: Kennedy News and Media

"They have disregarded the fact I've raised just under £500,000 for food banks in the last few years, but that's life."

Deliveroo declined to comment when approached by LADbible.

Whatever hot water the blogger might be in, it pales in comparison to the government, who've been facing multiple accusations over the last week or so of repeatedly breaking their own rules during lockdown.

A photograph released last weekend appeared to show Boris Johnson and government officials enjoying wine and cheese in the garden of 10 Downing Street while the rest of the country was still in lockdown in May last year.

Responding to the picture, a government spokesperson told Sky News: "As we said last week, work meetings often take place in the Downing Street garden in the summer months. On this occasion there were staff meetings following a Number 10 press conference.

"Downing Street is the prime minister's home as well as his workplace. The prime minister's wife lives in Number 10 and therefore also legitimately uses the garden."

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Topics: UK News, Politics

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