Breaking his silence after days of pressure to come clean on whether he backs Mr Johnson amid a raft of COVID-19 rule busting party claims and allegations he lied to Parliament, the Chancellor was probed on where he stands with the issue.
Mr Sunak told Sky News that he “fully supports” Mr Johnson’s demands for “patience” in waiting for the Sue Gray investigation into the parties to conclude.
He added that the public should also await the outcomes of the investigation before Mr Johnson should consider his position as Prime Minister and resign.
But asked if he supported the Prime Minister “unequivocally”, Mr Sunak got up and walked straight off.
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