This week finally saw the delayed Sue Gray Report released, which made for damning reading for the Prime Minister as it identified serious deficiencies in leadership in Downing Street.

That’s why, as you can see above, I demanded to know if Boris Johnson accepted responsibility as he sets the political tone and leadership at No 10. All I got in reply was a repeat of his hollow apologies and – as he replied to almost every Labour question – his “you’ll have to wait for the conclusion of the investigation” cop-out line. As we spoke, though, Scotland Yard were trawling through 500 pieces of evidence – including over 300 photos – that showed the PM was well aware these were parties. On Saturday newspapers reported a photo of him at one of these events holding a can of beer.

The report itself was heavily redacted and it was only under intense pressure that Downing Street have agreed to release all the evidence once the investigation is concluded. Their behaviour, though, has been disgraceful throughout this whole process and has in the eyes of voters brought all of Parliament and UK politics into disrepute. Boris Johnson has treated everyone with contempt in his repeated ducking and dodging of blame, but the public have largely made their mind up on his shameful conduct.

Key Downing Street staff have also made their mind up that it’s time to leave, with five exiting on Friday. The PM is increasingly isolated as supporters flee the ship.

I’ll continue to press for answers from Boris Johnson, because as I’ve heard from constituents there is real anger at Downing Street’s behaviour while we missed births, deaths and loved ones. He should not get away with ignoring the rules we all worked so hard to stick to.

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