PM’s authority draining away as he bets the farm on Sue Gray report

Analysis: Boris Johnson hoped to buy time with his Commons apology but his party is running out of patience

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Boris Johnson’s half-apology on Wednesday, for accidentally attending a party work event in his own garden, was aimed at buying him some time. But it is becoming increasingly clear that his party is running out of patience.

Some backbenchers welcomed Johnson’s belated acknowledgment that he should have broken up the booze-fuelled gathering attended by up to 40 staff in the Downing Street garden on 20 May 2020, and suggested he had won himself the right to await civil servant Sue Gray’s inquiry findings.

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