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Boris Johnson-led UK government on defensive as 'partygate' report looms

Boris Johnson's government went on the defensive as it awaited an official report into coronavirus lockdown-breaking parties at the UK prime minister's Downing Street office and residence

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Boris Johnson's government went on the defensive on Wednesday, as it awaited an official report into coronavirus lockdown-breaking parties at the UK prime minister's Downing Street office and residence.

Senior civil servant Sue Gray's report is expected to be published on Wednesday, against a backdrop of new photographs and accounts this week of boozy gatherings that took place there.

It is set to offer more details of parties at the heart of power while the rest of the country was under a strict lockdown to try to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Johnson, who was fined by police for attending his birthday party

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First Published: May 25 2022 | 2:58 PM IST

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