Saturday 29 January 2022
Icing The Cake
Sue Gray's report has been "imminent" for so long that she and it have become a joke. It will be coming "soon" in the way that a Russian invasion of Ukraine will be coming "soon".
What did anyone expect a report to Boris Johnson by his tea lady to say, even before the intervention of a Police Force that he controlled?
Not that the faction that had gloried in the Hutton Report could complain, least of all when that faction was led, at least nominally, by a man who had also broken lockdown regulations.
In a couple of weeks' time, the Police will announce that the only wrongdoing had been by junior members of staff, to whom they would then issue fixed penalty notices.
Having survived this week, Johnson stands a good chance of lasting until the next General Election, which he would then stand a good chance of winning. It gives me no pleasure to say that, but here we are.