Former PM Theresa May asks Boris Johnson if he 'understood the rules' or ignored them, after Sue Gray report released

The former PM mocked Boris Johnson as he addressed MPs

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The former Prime Minister Theresa May mocked Boris Johnson as he addressed MPs following the release of the Sue Gray report.

Mrs May, who lived in No 10 before Mr Johnson, said in the Commons:

“The Covid regulations imposed significant restrictions on the freedoms of members of the public. They had a right to expect their Prime Minister to have read the rules, to understand the meaning of the rules and indeed those around him to have done so too and to set an example in following those rules.

“What the Gray report does show is that Number 10 Downing Street was not observing the regulations they had imposed on members of the public, so either my right honourable friend had not read the rules or didn’t understand what they meant and others around him, or they didn’t think the rules applied to Number 10. Which was it?”

Mr Johnson replied: “No, Mr Speaker that is not what the Gray report says, I suggest that she waits to see the conclusion of the inquiry.”

You can read the Sue Gray report in full on the GB News website.