However, Jeremy said that it was “plain mad” for the government to have been hosting parties nine months earlier during the height of the pandemic.
Writing in his column for The Sun, he began: “When people first heard that there’d been a party in Downing Street last Christmas, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. But not from me.
“I was quiet on the matter because back then, I may have occasionally met a few people in my neck of the woods for a quiet beer.
“This was probably a technical Tier Two no-no, but everyone who dropped by had just had Covid, and we all knew enough about the virus by that stage to know antibodies were swimming around in our veins like Pac-Man.