Partygate: PM says he will not resign following Sue Gray report
BBC News says Boris Johnson has insisted he will remain as prime minister despite the “bitter and painful” judgement of a report into parties held in Downing Street during Covid restrictions.
Excessive drinking, mistreatment of cleaners and security staff and Covid rule-breaking was highlighted in civil servant Sue Gray’s report.
She said the leadership in No 10 “must bear responsibility” for its culture.
Some opponents have repeated their calls for Mr Johnson to quit.
However in a press conference on Wednesday, the prime minister ruled out resigning, saying: “I’ve got to keep moving forward.”
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer had earlier called on Conservative MPs to remove him, saying it was time for Mr Johnson “to pack his bags”.
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