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Junior staff working in No10 were “thrown under the bus” amid the fallout of Partygate, Boris Johnson’s former advisor has said.

Samuel Kasumu admitted he was shocked as days and weeks went by yet Downing Street failed to offer a remorseful statement to the public.

Mr Kasumu who quit his No10 position last April, frankly spoke about his former position in Westminster as part of a full exclusive interview with the Daily Mirror in which he outlined just how much ethnic minorities in Britain have been exposed to the cost of living crisis because they lack financial resilience.

Today the Metropolitan Police told the Prime Minister he will not receive any more Partygate fines despite issuing fixed-penalty notices (FPNs) to 83 people at events in Downing Street and across Whitehall spanning eight separate days.

Mr Kasumu told the Mirror: “I felt for some of my former colleagues because there are good people who have worked very hard and I felt for some of the junior colleagues.

Boris Johnson will not receive any more Partygate fines, Downing Street confirmed ( Wiktor Szymanowicz/REX/Shutterstock)

When asked if he felt that they had been thrown under the bus over the scandal, Mr Kasumu said: “Well yes. They didn’t set the culture.

“They looked to their leaders, and did whatever their leaders allowed – most of these parties were organised by very senior people, or at least given approval by senior people. So I felt for them.”

Mr Kasumu quit No10 last April after a controversial Government report denied the existence of institutional racism.

“We were all very worried and anxious across No10. Desperate to work out what was going on. I struggled to sleep because I constantly questioned what else I could do to help fight this pandemic.

“I’m trying to avoid being like self-righteous or judgmental. Perhaps it was easier for me to not engage in those events across No10 because I was an outsider.”

Samuel Kasumu quit Downing Street last April after a controversial Government report denied the existence of institutional racism

Mr Kasumu noted that he didn’t work with the PM at City Hall, he wasn’t a part of the vote leave faction even though he was loosely close to those groups.

“I didn’t go to Oxford or Cambridge University with them and I didn’t work at the Spectator magazine. Perhaps if I’d gone to university with them or worked with them over the last decade I could have been tempted to do certain things.

“I’d be lying to you if I didn’t question people’s actions as they sent out invites. But I had bigger battles to fight.”

On this subject of ‘outsiders’ Mr Kasumu suggested Shaun Bailey was quick to be investigated by the Metropolitan Police because he also didn’t go to Oxford or Cambridge University, he is black and also comes from a different background to many in Westminster.

“I think it would be over simplistic to say it’s just because it’s black. But I think there are many factors as to why he wasn’t protected like others were”.

Mr Bailey, a former London mayoral candidate handed in his resignation as chair of the London Assembly’s police and crime committee after he was approached by The Mirror about a lockdown-busting party which he attended in December 2020.

The event was held at Conservative headquarters and was organised by Mr Bailey’s campaign staff.

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