Sue Gray report has been published and concludes ‘Failure of Leadership’

The Sue Gray report into Downing Street Parties has finally been published after weeks of damaging claims about the Government.

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Boris Johnson will make a statement to Parliament at 3.30pm. The Prime Minister is expected to apologise to the Commons.

The report said: “At times it seems there was too little thought given to what was happening across the country in considering the appropriateness of some of these gatherings, the risks they presented to public health and how they might appear to the public.

“There were failures of leadership and judgment by different parts of No 10 and the Cabinet Office at different times. Some of the events should not have been allowed to take place. Other events should not have been allowed to develop as they did.”

The report also addressed the alleged drinking culture in Number 10, suggesting that the ‘excessive consumption of alcohol’ was unprofessional.

“Steps must be taken to ensure that every Government Department has a clear and robust policy in place covering the consumption of alcohol in the workplace.”

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