Ex-Covid taskforce head Kate Josephs apologises for leaving drinks

Ex-Covid taskforce head apologises for leaving drinks

1/14/2022 9:25:00 PM

Ex-Covid taskforce head apologises for leaving drinks

Former Cabinet Office official Kate Josephs confirms the 2020 event was held despite restrictions.

In her apology, she said she did not attend any events at Number 10, and would not comment further until an investigation led by senior civil servant Sue Gray had been completed.Ms Josephs also apologised "unreservedly" to the people of Sheffield, who she said had "suffered greatly during this pandemic".

City council leader Terry Fox said the two had met today and he expressed "deep disappointment" at her actions."People will rightly feel angry and let down. I get that completely," he said.He said since taking up the role Ms Josephs had been an asset who had worked "tirelessly for Sheffield and its people"

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Seems the morals and intellect of homo habilis inhabit the upper staff levels as well as Government. Mostly drawn from establishment and, like the entirety of BorisJohnson's Government, rotten to the very core. ToriesDevoidOfShame ToriesUnfitToGovern The deeper we dig, the more foul the smell Chad was there… covidforchad

Oh that’s alright then 🙄 Surely any drinking during working hours as a civil servant is forbidden-so now we can just apologize and all gets brushed under the carpet? Tol right. Don't leave drinks - make sure you drink them all up🤣 Thanks your resignation make sure the door doesn’t hit you on the arse when you leave

Sack her and charge her! Does she wish she had drunk them all......ohhhhhHHHHhhhh leaving do drinks No apology acceptable. Sheer ignorance No need to be fearful when vaccinated

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Why? Where did she leave them? The sooner we get these lot out the better. It’s an absolute disgrace

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View original tweet on Twitter In her apology, she said she did not attend any events at Number 10, and would not comment further until an investigation led by senior civil servant Sue Gray had been completed. Ms Josephs also apologised "unreservedly" to the people of Sheffield, who she said had "suffered greatly during this pandemic". City council leader Terry Fox said the two had met today and he expressed "deep disappointment" at her actions. "People will rightly feel angry and let down. I get that completely," he said. He said since taking up the role Ms Josephs had been an asset who had worked "tirelessly for Sheffield and its people" He added: "Our residents will understandably have questions and concerns, and we await the findings of the investigation." Ms Josephs was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) for public service in the Queen's Birthday honours in 2021. Downing Street party row