Fizz with Liz

de Ruyter, A. (2022) Fizz with Liz. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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As the PM continues to extoll for his many critics to await the outcome of senior civil servant Sue Gray’s investigation into the social event held at No. 10 in May 2020 in apparent contravention of Covid-19 restrictions, I don’t think any conclusions in her report will make Johnson resign. Indeed, whether or not the Prime Minister breached lockdown protocol is not in the remit of her inquiry and thus it is not surprising that Johnson’s public line is to “wait for the report” as I believe he thinks he will be let “off the hook”. Frankly it would be inconceivable that Gray would deliver any findings that would condemn her own boss, so once “the facts” surrounding these events are established by her they will be left to public opinion to decide. The PM clearly hopes the public will move on and forget.

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22 January 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2022 11:14
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 11:14
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12694

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