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We don’t need Sue Gray’s report to tell us that Britain is run by a liar

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It’s beginning to look a lot like a cover-up. Is that too cynical? Maybe we should just congratulate Boris Johnson on a wonderful piece of luck, a convenient turn of events just in the nick of time. Having seen nothin...

Sue Gray’s report is like a surrealist’s bad dream

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The Conservatives’ unpunished corruption has finally driven the bullshit-bombarded press corps bananas. On Tuesday, the indefatigably starstruck Laura Kuenssberg squandered brave whistleblowers’ testimony in a disgrac...

The scope of Sue Gray’s report is limited, but the public do have power

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Sue Gray is unlikely to produce the conclusion that many are hoping for. She should not be expected to do so. Her task is to discover the facts, not pronounce a verdict. The first issue on which she is asked to pronou...

Big Dog was now The Suspect, but at least Gray’s report would be delayed… Oh.

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Big Dog was having a bad morning. Normally he could rely on Grant Shapps to put up a spirited defence of any government lie, which is why he had been sent out to do the morning media round. But not even the transport ...

What Sue Gray’s edited report into alleged lockdown parties says

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Sue Gray’s edited report into alleged lockdown-breaking parties in government is relatively brief (only 12 pages) but contains a series of important elements. Here is what it says. Gray’s conclusion is general, after...

Boris Johnson among dozens warned they face criticism in Sue Gray’s report

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Boris Johnson is among dozens of No 10 officials warned by Sue Gray they are facing criticism in her Partygate report next week, as a former civil service chief said the “real issue” was the leadership of the prime mi...

Sue Gray’s verdict: ‘Failures of leadership’

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Sue Gray’s report into Covid lockdown rule-breaking in Downing Street has finally been published. Jessica Elgot analyses what it means for Boris Johnson’s future How to liste...

Boris Johnson braced for perilous 48 hours with release of Sue Gray’s report

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Boris Johnson is braced for the most perilous 48 hours of his premiership, with exasperated Conservative MPs due to see an official report into Downing Street parties that has now triggered a criminal inquiry. The Met...

Sue Gray’s failure to investigate ‘Abba party’ in PM’s flat angers MPs

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MPs have reacted with anger over the failure to fully investigate an alleged party held in Boris Johnson’s flat during lockdown, reportedly with alcohol, food and Abba songs. The six-month Partygate inquiry by senior ...