Business Standard

'Partygate' report criticises failures and judgment of UK leadership

Johnson is trying to draw a line under the steady drip-drip of allegations, dubbed "Partygate" by the UK media

Photo: Reuters

Photo: Reuters

A major report into allegations of rule-breaking gatherings in Downing Street has found “failures of leadership and judgment” at the top of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government.

“At least some of the gatherings in question represent a serious failure to observe not just the high standards expected of those working at the heart of government but also of the standards expected of the entire British population at the time,” senior civil servant Sue Gray said in her long-awaited report, released on Monday. The findings are part of what Gray's office calls an “update” on her investigation, rather than a full report.

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Jan 31 2022 | 11:32 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to