2 Mar 2023

Boris Johnson: ‘Very difficult’ to vote for Rishi Sunak’s new Brexit deal

Political Editor

Sue Gray, the civil servant who led the inquiry into Boris Johnson’s lockdown-busting parties at Number 10 has been offered a new job as Sir Keir Starmer’s chief of staff.

Labour said they were “delighted” at the appointment.

But it hasn’t gone down well with Mr Johnson’s allies who said it showed that partygate was a “manufactured scandal designed to bring down a Brexit backing prime minister”.

All this came after the former prime minister publicly criticised Rishi Sunak’s Northern Ireland deal – saying it was “not about the UK taking back control”.