owning Street is understood to believe it is probable it will receive the Sue Gray report into partygate on Wednesday after dramatic new pictures of Boris Johnson at a No10 leaving do reignited the partygate scandal.
The pictures showed the Prime Minister raising a glass at a leaving party for outgoing director of communications Lee Cain on November 13, 2020, eight days after Mr Johnson imposed England’s second national coronavirus lockdown.
For four weeks, people were banned from social mixing, other than to meet one person outside.
The pictures were obtained by ITV News as the report by senior civil servant Sue Gray was due to be published.
It is expected to be explosive by giving far more details of the party culture in No10 while millions of people across Britain were following lockdown or other Covid restriction rules.