Inquiry chief Sue Gray put in ‘very difficult’ position by PM’s decision to ask her to lead probe The head of the civil service has said that the scenes of lockdown-breaching revelry and drinking at 10 Downing Street revealed in Sue Gray’s Partygate report were “horrifying”.
Cabinet secretary reveals he is facing disciplinary proceedings over Partygate, but denies knowing of culture at the time Simon Case, the cabinet secretary, is among the senior civil servants facing disciplinary proceedings over the Partygate scandal, he has revealed, as he described some lockdown behaviour in Downing Street as “horrifying”.
The American family have taken hundreds of millions from a club into which they have not put a single personal penny Sue Gray’s long-awaited report into the ‘Partygate’ scandal spoke about how a culture develops within an organisation based on its leadership, or lack thereof.
The man who went viral for spoofing the Sue Gray report has been investigated by the police for a punchline involving… a donkey Stand-up comedians are having a strange time of it at the moment, being slapped on stage at the Oscars and finding themselves at the centre of debates about free speech and the so-called culture wars.
Sheffield councillors are meeting again to discuss the future of council chief executive Kate Josephs, following yet more secrecy and delay. Ms Josephs has been on paid leave from her £190,000-a-year role since January while Eugene Walker, a senior council officer who is normally paid around £150,000 a year, is covering for her on extra pay.
Boris Johnson is celebrating his birthday today – June 19 (which also happens to be Father’s Day) – and this year probably gives the Prime Minister more reason to celebrate than most. Mr Johnson has recently survived a vote of no confidence from his party following the Partygate scandal, with Sue Gray’s report proving damaging to the PM’s reputation.
Sir, – Imagine the squalid scene that confronted the cleaning staff on the morning after a night of drunken debauchery by the inhabitants of 10 Downing Street. Wine stains on the walls, pools of sick, empty bottles filling the bins and mounds of detritus on the floors.
I think somebody ought to do a welfare check on our MP Chris Loder. Since the Sue Gray report and vote of confidence, he has gone mysteriously quiet, and has not responded to emails for months. Only a few boilerplate articles and tweets here and there.
For a Prime Minister to lose one ethics adviser is careless. To lose two in 15 months is reckless June 15, 2022 10:21 pm(Updated June 16, 2022 9:45 am) As private secretary to the Queen for a decade, Lord Geidt will have been determined not to overshadow her Platinum Jubilee.
LORD Christopher Geidt, ethics advisor to the Prime Minister, has announced his resignation in a shocking twist certain to reignite political discussion on the fallout of Partygate revelations. Lord Christopher Geidt has announced he will resign from his position as Independent Advisor on Ministers’ interests. The surprising revelation comes as the political fallout from the Sue Gray report had begun to settle and further resignations of senior politicians had not been anticipated.
BORIS JOHNSON suffered a rebellion of 148 MPs during his vote of confidence last week. Express.co.uk explores the two ways Tory rebels could still oust him as Prime Minister. A vote of confidence was called in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership of the Conservative Party, after recent developments in the Partygate saga.
TORY plans to overhaul the Northern Ireland Protocol that they agreed to previously in order to “get Brexit done” are now inviting legal and economic retaliation against them by exasperated EU representatives. It is typical of the Prime Minister to try and trivialise major breaches of good faith or the breaking of international law, in this case by appearing to suggest that changes to the Protocol are only minor adjustments and perfectly reasonable.
"Our energy system is broken but a short term fix is not enough" Councillors and food banks in Lancashire have blasted the Government’s latest measures to deal with skyrocketing energy bills as a ‘quick fix.’ Lancashire County Cllr Julie Gibson, the Labour group's for economic development, has blasted the Government’s failure to come up with long term solutions to the energy crisis after Chancellor Rishi Sunak implemented a windfall tax on energy companies.
EVEN by the standards set by the 2019 intake of the new-variant Conservative politician, comments by Alex Stafford relating to the Sue Gray report into lockdown parties at Downing Street are beyond the pale. Responding to the Rotherham Advertiser regarding the report, he commented “Yet, most constituents that I talk to now are fed up with the small-minded, petty sanctimonious attacks for party political advantage”.
Ousting Boris Johnson for some other Tory is not good enough for Scotland DOWNING Street is one of the biggest Covid crime scenes in the UK, with 126 fines for breaches. While people across the country were missing funerals and were stopped from visiting loved ones, the Prime Minister and his colleagues were using the most powerful office in the country for parties.
Nobody, whether MP or ‘civilian’, should have needed Sue Gray’s report to understand that ‘the culture in Downing Street is clearly wrong’, to quote Lee Anderson’s column last week. That cultural cesspit opened long before Government officials started abusing cleaners.
The comments came after 148 Tory MPs called on the Prime Minister to quit Boris Johnson has boldly claimed that "absolutely nothing and no-one” is going to stop him, after a near fatal rebellion from Tory MPs. The brash comments came during Prime Minister's first parliamentary appearance since surviving a Tory confidence vote by 211 to 148.
The prime minister will go head to head with the leader of the Labour Party in the House of Commons at noon Boris Johnson will face a grilling from Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and other MPs at Prime Minister's Questions this afternoon. It comes after the PM managed to survive a confidence vote, which saw 41 per cent of his Conservative MPs refuse to support him.
BORIS Johnson is to be grilled by MPs for the first time since he survived a bruising vote of no confidence from his own parliamentarians. Tensions in the Conservative Party are running high after 40% of Tory MPs rebelled against the Prime Minister – prompting his allies to suggest a shock move to appoint his chief rival to the Cabinet.
Boris Johnson will face Parliament for the first time since surviving a confidence vote, with pressure mounting to spell out how he plans to cut taxes to win back support from the 41% of Tory MPs who did not back him. Mr Johnson’s allies can be expected to stage a public show of support when he steps up for his weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session.