If the alleged member is to be believed, the fake summary, posted on Thursday (January 27), caused a stir in Tories circles.
On Instagram, Lycett shared a message he received from someone he said was a “verified” employee of a Conservative cabinet minister.
It read: “I work in parliament for the Conservative Party and I think you need to know your post this morning was read as a really serious leak from the Sue Gray report. [sic]. U made MP employees literally run around and panic because of what it said. Panic dialed MPs like we need to discuss this now. [sic]”
The UK is awaiting the publication of the results of a police-approved study on Tuesday (January 25).
Since then, however, publication has been delayed amid reports that the report is being subjected to last-minute “legal rubs”.
You can read Lycett’s full simulation report here here.
In response to the messages, Lycett wrote: “This is a series of actual messages that I received from someone who works for a cabinet minister. Source verified. Mother brought down the government. ”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/sue-gray-report-joe-lycett-instagram-b2002182.html Sue Gray: ‘Verified’ Conservative member claims Joe Lycett joke report was ‘read as a really serious leak’