Lessons from No10 parties must be addressed immediately and can happen before Met Police investigation is complete, Sue Gray report say

Sue Gray has released her report on the Downing Street parties during lockdown

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Civil servant Sue Gray has released her report on the Downing Street parties.

"There is significant learning to be drawn from these events which must be addressed immediately across Government. This does not need to wait for the police investigations to be concluded", the report says.

Police are investigating the gathering in the Cabinet Room in No 10 on Boris Johnson’s birthday in 2020, Sue Gray’s update on her inquiry suggests.

Sue Gray said the Downing Street garden was “used for gatherings without clear authorisation or oversight” and “this was not appropriate”.

Sue Gray found that “at least some of the gatherings” she investigated represent “a serious failure to observe not just the high standards expected of those working at the heart of Government but also of the standards expected of the entire British population at the time."