Inquiry into UK govt’s ‘Partygate’ publishes initial findings

Senior civil servant

Downing Street gatherings ‘represent a serious failure’ to observe even the general standards expected from the British public during lockdowns, Sue Gray has concluded.

Senior civil servant Sue Gray has published a 12-page report following her inquiry into allegations that UK government offices, including 10 Downing Street, held lockdown-breaching parties and events on several occasions during the pandemic. Among her findings, Gray noted there were “failures of leadership and judgment by different parts of No 10 and the Cabinet Office at different times.”

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