GB News Political Editor Darren McCaffrey noted Ms Gray’s report could be “decisive” for Mr Johnson’s future. Speaking to Nigel Farage on GB News, he said tomorrow could be D-Day for the Prime Minister, whose future in Downing Street is hanging in the balance after allegations of lockdown-breaking parties at the heart of Government.
“And then after that, that is when he will start taking questions from MPs on the substance of this report.”
There is the risk that no one gets to see the original report but only a summarised version, he suggested.
He said: “First of all the Labour Opposition want to know if they get copies of the report. Will Downing Street simply issue this report minutes before PMQ’s so that no one’s really got the time to go through the detail ahead of those questions from MPs?
“And also to what extent we get to see this report? There is speculation that it could simply be a summary of it rather than the full report.
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Mr Johnson’s detractors believe the senior civil servant’s findings will be detrimental to his chances of staying on and sufficient to trigger 54 no confidence letters – enough to force a leadership contest.
One source told The Guardian: “No 10 has shifted the goalposts so far now, but it’s clear Johnson misled the House when he assured us no rules were broken in Downing Street.
“There’s no chance many others will be able to escape that conclusion.”