Latest London politics news: Boris Johnson faces Partygate report a week ago


Oris Johnson is ahead of the expected publication of the Sue Gray report at partygate a week ago in an all-or-nothing game.

Many Tory MPs have said they will await the results before deciding whether to push for a confidence vote that could oust him.

At the same time, the prime minister is fighting allegations of Islamophobia after MP Nusrat Ghani claimed she was told she had been sacked as junior minister over concerns about her “being Muslim”.

Over the weekend, two cabinet ministers – Health Minister Sajid Javid and Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi – backed calls for an inquiry into their treatment.

In a sign of tensions within the party, Chief Whip Mark Spencer – who admitted having spoken to Ms Ghani – furiously denied her claims, saying they were “completely false” and “defamatory”.


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Good morning, back for another busy week in politics.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a make-or-break week for his premiership as his future is at stake in No 10.

Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi is doing the media rounds this morning.

Meanwhile in Scotland, the latest restrictions introduced in response to the Omicron variant sweeping across Scotland will be eased from Monday.

And Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has called for “practical solutions” to break the deadlock with the EU over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Stay tuned for more live developments as they come…

London Herald