Jeremy Corbyn could get £200 fine after he ‘broke Rule of Six’ with dinner party

Jeremy Corbyn could be slapped with a £200 fine after he dined with eight people at a dinner party, blatantly disregarding Boris Johnson’s Rule of Six.

The former Labour leader was pictured at a dinner party with wife Laura Alvarez, 51, seated around a nine-person table at a friend’s house.

He has since apologised for the "mistake," but Corbyn and his guests now face fines of £200 each, racking up to £1,600 for the breach.

Corbyn, who is the MP for Islington North, told The Sun he “apologises” for the “mistake” and said he understands that by remaining at the dinner he had breached government regulations.

He said: "I recently had dinner at a friend's house where the number of guests eventually exceeded five.

"I understand that remaining at the dinner was a breach of the rule of six. I apologise for my mistake."

The Rule of Six was brought in by the government on September 14 in an attempt to control a second wave of coronavirus.

It is understood the dinner party took place on the same day Corbyn's older brother Piers led an anti-mask rally in Trafalgar Square.

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A source told The Sun: "It's clear that Jeremy realised immediately the danger the photo had put him in.

"His face says it all. He knew he shouldn't have been present and he, of all people, should know the rules."

David Morris, Tory MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale, described the image as "disappointing."

He said: "Millions of Brits are quietly sticking to the rules to defeat this horrific virus while Jeremy Corbyn is swanning around at a posh ­dinner party."

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