May 13, 2022

Bringing down Street parties: Gray report tossed into question after Met explanation

—Boris Johnson leaving Downing Street

 

The Met said on Friday it had requested insignificant reference in the report to occasions they are examining to try not to bias its requests.

Numerous in the Cabinet Office, where Ms Gray is based, were overwhelmed by the Met’s assertion, sources say.

The report was because of be shipped off Downing Street this week.

In an assertion on Friday morning, the Met said: For the occasions the Met is examining, we requested negligible reference to be made in the Cabinet Office report.

The Met didn’t request any restrictions on different occasions in the report, or for the report to be postponed, however we have had progressing contact with the Cabinet Office, remembering for the substance of the report, to keep away from any bias to our examination.

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Examination box by Nick Eardley, political reporter

We had expected the Sue Gray report to be distributed recently.

The Met reporting its own examination tossed a spanner underway, which is as yet being managed.

For the beyond couple of days, we’ve realized Ms Gray was conversing with the Met and government attorneys concerning what could and couldn’t be distributed.

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On Thursday, Mr Johnson demanded Ms Gray’s report would be distributed in full – in spite of the fact that he didn’t say when it was relied upon to be distributed.

Work is requesting that Ms Gray’s whole report, including the names of those joining in and sorting out Downing Street social affairs, be delivered.

After the Met’s assertion, shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves said Ms Gray’s report should be distributed in full, as the state head has said it will be.