The British government on Monday published a long-awaited report into parties held at Downing Street in 2020 in violation of Covid lockdown rules.
The highly critical 12-page document was published online an hour before Prime Minister Boris Johnson was scheduled to address lawmakers in Parliament.
“A number of these gatherings should not have been allowed to take place or to develop in the way that they did,” Sue Gray, the civil servant who led the inquiry, said in the report’s conclusion.
Ms. Gray said that law enforcement authorities would have to assess whether Downing Street employees had broken the law. But she wrote repeatedly that the gatherings should not have taken place.