UK 'partygate' report blames culture of Johnson's office

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British prime minister Boris Johnson has responded to a probe on government parties that took place during coronavirus lockdowns by saying he takes the blame for everything that took place I take full responsibility for everything that took place on my watch Sue gray's report has emphasized that it is up to the political leadership in number ten to take ultimate responsibility and of course I do But while the report says that the blame for rule breaking lies at the top of government Johnson has insisted again that he did not knowingly break any rules and has ignored calls from opponents to resign senior civil servant Sue gray's long awaited report says the senior leadership team must bear responsibility for a culture that allowed the flouting of rules to happen Charles De Ledesma London

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