PM faces MPs over partygate as he is warned to ‘sort it or step aside’

PMQs: Boris Johnson will face a grilling by MPs on this afternoon over the “partygate” scandal Follow our LIVE blog for the latest updates 👇

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1/12/2022 1:48:00 PM

PMQs: Boris Johnson will face a grilling by MPs on this afternoon over the “partygate” scandal Follow our LIVE blog for the latest updates 👇

Boris Johnson will face a grilling by MPs on Wednesday afternoon over the “partygate” scandal as he attempts to defuse the biggest crisis of his premiership.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak tweeted from a visit to Ilfracombe in Devon on Wednesday morning.The journey from there to Parliament would take more than four hours by car, suggesting he may not be in the Chamber to support Boris Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions.

Mr Sunak said he was “excited” to be in the town with North Devon MP Selaine Saxby.Tory backbencher repeats defence of BorisGood morning and welcome to the Evening Standard’s live politics coverage.It is set to be a dramatic day in Westminster, with the prime minister facing MPs in the House of Commons in just over an hour.

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If 100 invitations were sent out to the ~BYO “party” , and only 40 ( including the PM) attended, were the remaining 60 works colleagues still at their ( socially distanced) desks, working inside ? P L E A S E R E S I G N We know that whatever he says will be lies. As we have a dire speaker he gets away with his lies unchecked

Two thirds of Brits say Boris should quit over Partygate, and Tory MPs left 'humiliated'A growing number of Tories have lashed out at the Prime Minister amid the fresh allegations with one saying the revelations have left him 'humiliated' and forced him to apologise to constituents.

Downing Street party: Conservative MPs demand answers from Boris JohnsonPM will face MPs amid mounting pressure to say if he attended a Downing Street event held in lockdown. Answer Feed him to the pigs

Tearful bereaved MPs demand answers from Boris Johnson over ‘party in lockdown’Bereaved MPs spoke emotionally about their losses in the Commons on Tuesday as they demanded answers from the Prime Minister over an alleged lockdown-breaking party in May 2020.

Carrie Johnson leaves Mayfair club Oswald's ahead of Boris JohnsonThe Prime Minister and his wife were photographed walking out of Oswald's in Mayfair last Thursday at about 9.30pm with a security detail of six people before getting into a waiting Range Rover. £700 for that!, Wonder who paid for it Glad you’re focussing on the important story Did they eat cake?

'Humiliating': Tories Turn On Boris Johnson As Allies Struggle To Defend 'BYOB' GatheringScottish Conservatives leader and ex-minister join the growing chorus of criticism over lockdown parties. Westminster is a rotten to core 11 Govt parties when lockdown in all countries of UK It's time Scotland NIreland & Wales left UK Union. It serves no purpose but to allow England's corrupt politicians to rule over our countries YESScots Scotland

Boris Johnson has ‘full confidence’ in civil servant who issued lockdown party invite Boris Johnson retains “full confidence” in his principal private secretary Martin Reynolds, who remains in post despite having invited 100 staff to a Downing Street drinks event during lockdown, No 10 has said. That means next for the chop? Well the civil servant sent the invite probably on the PMs instruction or minimally with his knowledge Well he would, he sanctioned them by attending the party himself with his current wifelet

Sunak could miss PMQs Chancellor Rishi Sunak tweeted from a visit to Ilfracombe in Devon on Wednesday morning. The journey from there to Parliament would take more than four hours by car, suggesting he may not be in the Chamber to support Boris Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions. Mr Sunak said he was “excited” to be in the town with North Devon MP Selaine Saxby. Tory backbencher repeats defence of Boris Good morning and welcome to the Evening Standard’s live politics coverage. It is set to be a dramatic day in Westminster, with the prime minister facing MPs in the House of Commons in just over an hour. Tory MPs have openly warned the PM his job is on the line as he seeks to forge a credible response to reports he attended a gathering of 40 people during lockdown in May 2020. But one MP refusing to budge in his defence of the embattled prime minister is backbencher Michael Fabricant, who reiterated his defence of the drinks party this morning. He tweeted: “Covid rules are and were all about not spreading disease. “The Downing Street garden is a secure area protected by armed police adjoining (around) 100 cramped offices. “No mixing with non-Downing Street workers is possible. This will be one of the factors being considered in the inquiry.” MORE ABOUT