Key points from Sue Gray’s ‘partygate’ report
In the heated debate that followed the Prime Minister’s statement to Parliament, SNP leader Ian Blackford was ordered out of the House for failing to withdraw his comments about Mr Johnson.
Former prime minister Theresa May led the reaction from the Tory benches, asking: ‘Either my right hon. friend hadn’t read the rules, or didn’t understand what they meant or the others around, or they didn’t think not that the rules applied to them. Which one was it?”
In his response, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer said: “He took us all for fools, he insulted public intelligence, it’s everyone’s fault but his own.”
Read the Opposition Leader’s speech in full and here’s a summary of the angry backlash as many MPs called on Mr Johnson to step down.
The Prime Minister is due to meet his own MPs at 6.30 p.m. Follow all the developments tonight in our live blog.
Meanwhile, it emerged Scotland Yard detectives investigating the ‘partygate’ allegations were examining more than 300 photographs and 500 documents.
Commander Catherine Roper, who is leading the inquiry into unlawful assemblies in Downing Street and Whitehall, confirmed the material was handed over to officers on Friday.
Met officials are currently reviewing the material in detail before deciding whether there have been breaches of the Health Protection Regulations that warrant a fixed penalty notice.
How long the investigation will take is unclear, but Scotland Yard sources have suggested it will take some time.
Martin Evans details what we know about the police investigation.
No smoking gun
With the contents of Sue Gray’s report limited by the Met Police investigation, those who hoped the Prime Minister would be exonerated, or that it would deal a fatal blow to his authority, are left unsatisfied and without justification, to general perplexity .
Gray condemns the culture of Downing Street and the Cabinet Office.
Elliot Wilson says there was no hard evidence in Sue Gray’s report and states what will come out of it.
No 10 and the Tory rebels are already planning their next steps. Here are six scenarios that could follow.
Evening briefing: the essential titles of the day
Around the world: UK sanctions threats ‘will backfire’
China has said it does not view the buildup of Russian troops along Ukraine’s borders as a threat, as it joined Moscow in an unsuccessful attempt to keep a session of the Security Council behind closed doors. UN on the crisis. Earlier, the Kremlin said London’s threats to introduce sanctions against Russian companies and businessmen linked to Vladimir Putin were alarming and that such actions would backfire on British businesses. The UK government today said it would sanction companies and people with the closest links to Mr Putin if Russia took action against Ukraine. The former head of MI6 said he believed Russia could be prevented from invading through sanctions and the provision of military assistance to Ukrainian forces. Boris Johnson will speak with the Russian president before traveling to Kyiv with Liz Truss on Tuesday. As Ukrainian tensions rise, Richard Orange has this dispatch from Gotland, where Sweden has shown its military strength on the strategic Baltic island.
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