Good morning. The much-awaited report from the civil servant Sue Grey into partygate – which has joined the small and choose group of official Whitehall reviews in historical past seen as having the potential to finish a major minister’s profession – could also be printed later in the present day. Or it could not come till tomorrow. As I write, to the immense frustration of the Westminster political-media institution, and lots of others, nobody really is aware of. Sorry about that.
However we do know that the report has not but formally been handed over to Downing Road, as a result of Liz Truss, the international secretary, has stated so her morning interview spherical. Requested if No 10 had but to obtain it, she advised Sky Information throughout the final hour:
That’s right. And, in fact, it’s an unbiased report, it’s a matter for Sue Grey when she sends that report, when she’s accomplished her work.
Truss additionally stated that “safety points” would possibly stop components of the report from being printed.
We have now been completely clear that we’ll publish the findings of the report. We don’t know the content material of the report, so there might be, for instance, safety points that imply components of it are problematic to publish. However we’ll completely publish the findings of the report.
Boris Johnson has indicated that he’ll publish the report very quickly after receiving it, and make an announcement about it to the Commons. The truth that it’s nonetheless not but on his desk signifies that such an announcement is extraordinarily unlikely to occur straight after PMQs, though probably he might come again to parliament later. Or he might wait till tomorrow.
As soon as the report is out, and significantly whether it is something like as damning as some commentators recommend, Conservative MPs who’ve been holding again from demanding a vote of no confidence within the prime minister might submit the mandatory letters to the 1922 Committee chairman, Sir Graham Brady. There’s a very actual probability of that vote taking place earlier than the top of the week.
Right now I might be focusing virtually solely on this story.
Right here is our in a single day preview.
And right here is my colleague Heather Stewart’s information to the important thing questions the Grey report might reply.
I attempt to monitor the feedback under the road (BTL) however it’s not possible to learn all of them. You probably have a direct query, do embody “Andrew” in it someplace and I’m extra more likely to discover it. I do attempt to holdinanswer questions, and if they’re of normal curiosity, I’ll publish the query and reply above the road (ATL), though I can’t promise to do that for everybody.
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