Commenting on the publication of the Sue Gray report today (Wednesday 25 May), Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “Sue Gray’s report is unequivocal: there was a ‘serious failure’ to observe the high standards expected of those working in government and senior leaders ‘must bear responsibility’. But in truth, this damning and damaging report confirms what we already knew. The Prime Minister and everyone at Downing Street thought that while the people of the West of England were making huge sacrifices to protect the NHS and save lives, it was ok for them to have lockdown-breaking party after lockdown-breaking party. Frankly, local people made up their minds a long time ago. They know the Prime Minister is not fit for the job and will feel like they’ve been taken for mugs. His behaviour is an outrage, and his Government have treated local people disgracefully. He should do the honourable thing and resign without delay and so give the great British public the fresh leadership they deserve”.

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