Terrified No10 aides and officials are ‘p**sing themselves’ as they are ordered to attend formal interviews by civil servant leading probe into Christmas party claims

  • Sue Gray has been investigating three gatherings last summer.
  • The woman demanded officials and advisors to answer her questions.
  • Some aides said to be ‘p**sing themselves’ at the though of the interrogation

Officials and senior aides to No10 have been asked to participate in formal interviews. This is part of an investigation into possible illegal Christmas parties that took place on Downing Street last holiday year. 

Whitehall heavy hitter Sue Gray is carrying out out inquiries into three alleged gatherings at No10 and the Department for Education in November and December last year, when indoor mixing was banned.

The Times reported that she demanded questions from Civil Service and special advisors about what transpired.

One source told the paper that some aides were ‘p**sing themselves’ at the though of the interrogation. 

Ms Gray was drafted in from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities after Cabinet Secretary Simon Case quit his role leading the inquiry.

He was forced to step down after it emerged a December 2020 quiz was held in his own department that he was aware of and spoke at. 

Jack Doyle

Sue Gray

Whitehall heavy-hitter Sue Gray (right), has been investigating three alleged gatherings at Number 10, including one claimed to have been attended director of communications Jack Doyle.

One source told the paper that some aides were 'p**sing themselves' at the though of the interrogation.

One source told the paper that some aides were ‘p**sing themselves’ at the though of the interrogation.

Boris Johnson's popularity has taken a massive hit since the allegations about parties first emerged.

Since the first allegations regarding parties emerged, Boris Johnson has seen his popularity plummet.

Ms Gray is a former director general of propriety and ethics at The Cabinet Office and has been described as the most powerful civil servant you have never heard of.

Her former position as the director-general of ethics and propriety in Cabinet Office was an enormously powerful job. This gave her a formidable reputation with ministers and other officials.

Her duties included dealing with complaints about ministers for the Cabinet Secretary or Prime Minister.

Andrew Mitchell resigned after his inquiry into the Plebgate scandal.

Following an investigation of Damian Green, she found out that he had lied to her about the pornography on his Commons computer.

She was the Permanent Secretary of Finance for the Northern Ireland Executive from 2018-2021.

In January, she returned to London as the Union’s Director.

No10 denied that parties took place when indoor gatherings in the capital were prohibited in November and December of last year. 

Boris Johnson’s best adviser is said to have delivered a speech on December 18, and given out awards. 

Jack Doyle was then deputy director of communications for the PM and has been promoted. He is reported to have given a “thank you” speech to approximately 50 guests at the bash.