Son ‘sick to the stomach’ over No10 ‘lockdown party’ day after dad’s funeral


Adam Daly, from Hastings, East Sussex, was disgusted by the alleged Downing Street garden party which took place the day after his father Wally’s funeral took place under strict lockdown conditions

Wally K Daly's funeral took place under strict lockdown conditions the day before the alleged Downing Street garden party
Wally K Daly’s funeral took place under strict lockdown conditions the day before the alleged Downing Street garden party

The son of a playwright whose funeral took place under strict lockdown conditions was disgusted to discover Downing Street allegedly threw a party the day after the ceremony.

Adam Daly, from Hastings, East Sussex, said he felt ‘sick to the stomach’ when the news broke about the ‘bring your own booze’ bash at No10.

His dad, Wally K Daly, died on April 30 2020 aged 79 after a short battle with cancer and his funeral went ahead on May 19 2020 – the day before the alleged garden party.

More than 100 members of staff were invited to the Downing Street bash, while only eight people were allowed at Wally’s funeral.

Adam said: “During the first few months of lockdown one, it became clear that my father’s (non-Covid) illnesses were getting the better of him.

“Due to the strict travel and household restrictions at the time, I was was not able travel to Hammersmith from Hastings to say my last goodbyes.

A leaked email shows the Prime Minister’s private secretary inviting more than 100 people to the bash
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“At the service, there were some nice words and music, but on the whole the funeral itself was quite a depressing affair.

“We were hurriedly ushered in and out of the chapel and only eight of us were allowed to attend in our three socially distanced family bubbles.

“No flowers. No hugs. No celebration of life with friends and loved ones. Afterwards, as there was literally nothing we could do, not even a cup of tea somewhere, we just drove from Mortlake Crematorium silently back home to Hastings.

“Wally’s funeral was on the 19th May 2020 and so yesterday I felt physically sick in the pit of my stomach as the news broke that the very next day the Clown in Chief hosted a garden party at No 10 for 40 or so colleagues, in direct contravention to the legislation and communications emanating from that very same building.”

Wally’s son Adam said he felt ‘sick to the stomach’ over the alleged Downing Street party
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Adam was disgusted by the Government’s hypocrisy and – not for the first time – felt betrayed by the country’s leaders.

“But the timing of this one, was personally for me a massive kick in the b****cks,” he added.

“How much longer are we going to have to suffer this deceitful imbecile and the shower of avaricious parasites and policy makers, who have inflicted so much damage and shame on this country?”

Wally was a successful TV and radio writer, penning many plays and episodes of programmes including Dr Who and Casualty.

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Adam’s criticism of Boris Johnson and his ministers comes after a shocking email emerged showing that the Prime Minister’s principal private secretary, Martin Reynolds, invited more than 100 staff to a garden party at No 10.

The message suggested they should “make the most of the lovely weather ” – even though the rest of the country was banned from meeting more than one person outdoors.

Just five days after the alleged outdoor gathering, Boris Johnson said police should intervene to stop outdoor gatherings.

Met Police officers were sent out to patrol London parks for groups of more than two people, while in Edinburgh a large group of swimmers were broken up.

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