I, like many others, have lost track of Partygate. The political scandal that has seen information come out showing that people in the Government had parties when we were under various levels of lockdown restrictions.

I’m not sure how many parties actually happened and neither is the Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson says he didn’t know that an event with people stood around drinking and chatting wasn’t work.

It makes you wonder how much people in Number 10 drink just to get through their work day.

If he’s used to seeing people reach for a bottle when he goes near them it might be a case for HR.

Recently we heard that there’s a culture of booze in the Number 10 and that every Friday was “wine-time Fridays”.

The first problem with that is the terrible title. They ignored Wine O’clock, Wine Down for the Weekend, or Number 10 Downing Treats to settle for a pun that doesn’t work. Neither do they after 3pm on a Friday.

We heard that someone spent £300 on a wine cooler for Number 10 so they always had plenty to drink.

You can’t expect people to lug round a suitcase full of booze every week, but they were using this chiller to drink and socialise even during the pandemic.

My job as a stand-up comedian involved going to pubs every week and I don’t drink as much as they do.

Maybe it makes sense. Looking back, some of the things our leaders did are easier to understand if you remember they were drunk at the time.

It’s if they were stone cold sober we should start to worry.

When the contract for supplying small glass vials was handed to Matt Hancock’s local pub landlord it is more believable if it was a decision made during a lock-in.

Someone would have shouted, “Well, he’s got a lot of glassware. Let him do it.”

The wine fridge was installed in early December 2020.

The shocking thing is that they weren’t having wine-time Fridays when a contract was offered to a ferry firm that had no ferries. Maybe they were on red wine, so it didn’t have to be chilled.

As the days go on we will probably hear even more about the parties and the times when Governmental work involved some nibbles and an awful lot to drink.

All of this has made me realise I am so grateful that I didn’t end up working in politics.

I always thought the pressure about making the right choices and constant scrutiny would get to me after a while. Now I realise, I don’t think my kidneys could cope.