BORIS Johnson will stare blood-soaked MPs this afternoon as he confronts PMQs ahead of the Partgate police investigation.
The defiant Prime Minister is expected to fight when he enters the Commons bear pit at noon – with Sue Gray’s report set to come into force at any moment.
Downing Street did not receive her findings early this morning but was prepared to deliver them “imminent”, meaning the investigation could be made public today.
Harmful conclusions can send nuclear for crisis and triggered nasty Tory MPs to send letters of distrust to their leader.
Mr Johnson’s weekly clash with Sir Keir Starmer is poised to turn fiery as the Labor leader seeks to slash the knife into the Prime Minister’s woes.
Yesterday Mr Johnson put on a brave face as he “welcome” Scotland Yard’s Inquiry around eight parties in Downing Street and Whitehall.
He said it would “draw a line” under the story and let him continue to run the country.
Meet Chief Dame Cressida Dick yesterday poured gas into the Partygate crisis by announcing her police were looking into allegations of rule violations.
It could see a range of No10 aides or even the Prime Minister fined with a Fixed Notice Penalty of as little as £200.
Cabinet allies have raised an arm of defense around the Prime Minister, with Jacob Rees-Mogg saying the government has gone from “strength to strength” under his supervision.
Tory MP Stuart Anderson said the calls for the prime minister to step down were just “strengthening Putin’s hand” and risking conflict in Ukraine.
And Sir Edward Leigh added: “As Europe stands on the brink of war and a cost-of-living crisis, can we please have a greater sense of proportion than having the Prime Minister be given a piece by his staff. cake in his own office.”
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps was dispatched to secure the so-called Prime Minister’s birthday party in Cabinet rooms No 10 in June 2020.
He said it was probably “unwise” to throw an impromptu celebratory party – but insisted it wasn’t a party just because “someone said…this is a cake”.
And the Prime Minister’s ally, Conor Burns, told Channel 4 News: “As far as I can see, he was conscious, ambushed with a cake.
“They came to his office with a cake, they sang happy birthday, he was there in ten minutes.
“I don’t think most people looking at that at home would consider it a party. I support him, I want him to continue as Prime Minister.
Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab declined to speculate on what would happen if the Prime Minister had to step down telling a reporter: “You are moving very quickly towards yourself, we await the outcome of Sue Grey’s investigation. I have complete confidence in the Prime Minister.” “
But former minister Tobias Ellwood told Sky News: “I think my faith in Boris is fading away.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/politics/17443853/boris-johnson-faces-crunch-pmqs-showdown/ Boris Johnson faces dramatic PMQ TODAY as Sue Gray bankruptcy party report is due to be released