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UK government briefings accusing Sue Gray of ‘playing politics’ condemned by minister

Simon Clarke hits out at claims civil servant ‘enjoying limelight a little too much’ over report into No 10 parties

A senior minister has condemned UK government briefings accusing the civil servant Sue Gray of “playing politics” with her imminent report into lockdown-breaching parties, while arguing it was Gray who sought a meeting with Boris Johnson to discuss the process.

Monday’s Daily Mail cited a series of anonymous government “insiders” accusing Gray, the senior official tasked with investigating the Downing Street gatherings, of “playing politics and enjoying the limelight a little too much”.

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