The Prime Minister has apologised to MPs in the House of Commons after a very limited of the Cabinet Office report was made public today.
Boris Johnson is facing anger over the series of partygate scandals that rocked government and his future looks uncertain.
Johnson told MPs, “I want to say sorry – and I’m sorry for the things we simply didn’t get right and also sorry for the way this matter has been handled.
“It’s no use saying this or that was within the rules and it’s no use saying people were working hard.
“This pandemic was hard for everyone.”
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer hit back at the Prime Minister and said that he is now “subject to a criminal investigation.”
Sir Keir said, “There can be no doubt that the Prime Minister himself is now subject to criminal investigation.
“The Prime Minister must keep his promise to publish Sue Gray’s report in full when it is available, but it is already clear what the report disclosed is the most damning conclusion possible.”
Former Prime Minister Theresa May said that leaders must “set an example in following the rules.”
She told MPs in the Commons that the Covid regulations imposed significant restrictions on the freedom of members of the public.
She said that the public has the right to expect the Prime Minister to have read the rules and understand his own rules.
May said, “Either he had not read the rules, or understood the rules, or thought they didn’t apply to him… which was it?”
Johnson responded with calls on May and other MPs to “wait to see the conclusion of the inquiry.”