The Prime Minister must bear responsibility for the culture highlighted in Sue Gray report

25 May 2022

Responding to the publication of the Gray Report, Prospect trade union’s General Secretary Mike Clancy said:

“The public will be shocked but not surprised by Sue Gray’s findings, which show what has been clear to all for some time: that there was an unacceptable culture of drinking and rule-breaking in Downing Street, set from the very top.

“Gray rightly concludes that senior leadership must bear responsibility for this culture. It would be a travesty if junior civil servants paid the price for this culture when their political bosses get off scot free. The measure of a boss is how they treat their staff, and with relentless attacks on civil servants in the press and threats to their jobs and pay, it’s clear what kind of boss Boris Johnson is.

“The PM must finally take responsibility for his actions and end his attacks on committed public servants who kept the country going whilst Downing Street partied.”