“Partygate” report discovers “serious failure” at the heart of the British government

A limited edition of the report on the parties to the blockade during the COVID-19 pandemic at a building of the British government criticized the “serious failure” to comply with the high standards expected of those working at the center of the government.

The report was commissioned by Prime Minister Boris Johnson following a series of damaging Christmas allegations and was held at the official residence at 10 Downing Street and other government departments in Whitehall at the height of the pandemic. And other rallies left in violation of the blockade. Rules written by the government itself.

With senior civil servant Sue Gray Published on Monday“Many of these rallies should not have been allowed to take place or develop as they did,” he said.

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A dateless file photo of Sue Gray, the second Secretary of the Ministry of Level Up, Housing and Community. (Gov.uk/PA)

The report criticized part of Issue 10 and the Cabinet Office’s “Failure in Leadership and Judgment.”

“With a pandemic background, some of the actions surrounding these rallies are difficult to justify when the government requires citizens to accept widespread restrictions on their lives.

“At least some of the rallies in question represent a serious failure to adhere to the high standards expected of those working at the center of government, as well as the standards expected of the entire British population at the time.

“When considering the adequacy of some of these rallies, the risks they pose to public health, and what they look like to the public, it seems that they didn’t think much about what was happening across the country. is.”

“It is currently impossible to provide a meaningful report,” Gray said, explaining everything she found because of an ongoing police investigation.

The Metropolitan Police Department last week asked Gray to make only “minimal mentions” of the rally being investigated by police officers. Gray said on Monday that police were investigating 12 rallies she had investigated as part of the investigation.

A senior civil servant said, “Unfortunately, this inevitably means that I can say very little about these cases, and I set up and analyze a wide range of factual information that I have now been able to do. We cannot provide meaningful reports. Collect. “

The main opposition Labor Party has updated Johnson’s call for resignation.

Shadow Foreign Minister David Lammy wrote on Twitter: It was not available. This report shows what we have known for a long time. The prime minister is a coward, a rule violator, and must resign. “

PA Media contributed to this report.

Alexander Chan