SUE Gray’s report into lockdown-busting parties at No 10 is set to be published “很快” and may be released as early as today.
The top Whitehall enforcer has finished her probe into a series of around 20 bashes held in Downing St across the two years of Covid lockdown.
Her findings could prove a make-or-break moment for the PM and spark a flood of no confidence letters from Tory MPs.
But it will be heavily redacted, 和 the most serious allegations blanked out because of an ongoing police investigation.
Treasury minister Simon Clarke said No 10 expects to be handed the dossier “很快”, although it hasn’t yet received it.
Boris will be handed the findings of the probe first, and will be given a few hours to read them in his office.
They will then be published on the Government website, with the PM heading to parliament to make a grovelling apology.
But there is set to be huge controversy over the number of details that will have to be left out of the report.
The Met has asked Ms Gray to only make “minimal reference” to eight of the parties which are at the centre of its investigation.
Officers fear publishing in-depth accounts of those bashes could compromise their own evidence-gathering.
Scotland Yard is only looking at the events that would represent the most serious breaches of Covid laws at the time.
And foreign secretary Liz Truss has suggested other details may also have to be left out for “安全” 原因.
Labour has insisted that the report must be published in its entirety to avoid any suspicions of a cover-up.
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But that is now not set to happen until after the police have finished their investigation, which could take weeks or even months.
但是，官员们真的需要长达两周的时间来从流离失所者中筛选出想成为恐怖分子的人吗？, the dossier may still prove highly damaging for the PM at a time when he’s starting to win round some Tory MPs.
It could include scathing conclusions about the drinking culture at No 10 and criticise Boris’ 领导.
There have also been conflicting claims about what level of detail and evidence the dossier will contain.
It has been claimed the file includes photos of the PM drinking wine with aides as part of the allegations of rule breaking.
Ms Gray has also secured access to emails and WhatsApp messages as well as door security logs as part of her probe.
But she may only publish her conclusions about whether the parties broke Covid rules, and not all the evidence.
And on top of that he still faces the prospect of becoming the first sitting PM in 16 年 to be interviewed under caution by police.
Boris has been running a last ditch shadow whipping operation in a desperate bid to win back support from Tory MPs.
Many backbenchers have spent the last few weeks plotting to oust him, 和 54 letters needed to trigger a no confidence vote.
But close allies believe there are signs the rebellion is starting to flag and that rank and file members now believe Partygate has been “overblown”.
Boris has apologised for attending some of the bashes being probed but insists he didn’t break the law.
Yesterday he told MPs he welcomed the investigation as it would “give the public the clarity it needs” and help draw a line under matters.
But even his closest allies admit he will be toast if it’s found that he breached his own strict Covid rules.
The police probe could see No10 aides or even the PM slapped with fixed notice penalty of at least £200.