The Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has come out in full support of Boris Johnson, she doesn’t “accept that he’s in the wrong. “
Speaking to Sky News she said, “We are waiting for an inquiry by a very formidable civil servant, Sue Gray, to conclude. We can’t judge what happened.
“We need to know the facts. And that’s what Sue Gray is doing. And Sue Gray will produce, I’m very sure, a report very shortly.
“You know what, I support the prime minister in his apology. He said very clearly that he understood the upset and the anger that people felt at what they perceived had happened and what had been reported.”
She added, “But what we all want is the inquiry to conclude and to see what the findings are from the inquiry.
“I support the Prime Minister. He did the right thing yesterday. He apologised. That apology was heartfelt.”
Dorries also said that the Prime Minister had just “stepped outside” during the Downing Street drinks on 20 May 2020 to thank the staff who had been working 18-hour days.
She said that Number 10 “is a workplace and the garden runs across the back of the offices.”
She added, Johnson “stepped outside to thank people who had been working for 18 hours a day together in Number 10 who stepped outside into the garden”.
“I’m waiting for the enquiry by Sue Gray to report her findings. And I don’t think it’s our place to make judgements until the enquiry concludes.”
She added, “I’m going to wait and I think everyone should wait and understand how upset the prime minister is about the perception of what happened in Number 10.”