Damian Green at the DUP conference [Image: Nigel Dodds, DUP].

“We do not comment on ongoing investigations,” said a Downing Street spokesperson – but an interim report has been on Theresa May’s desk for a week, and she has dithered over it.

Downing Street has also stated that the full report by Ms Gray may never be published.

Now the Torygraph tells us Mrs May has drawn up plans for an emergency reshuffle in case Mr Green is forced to resign (yes -resign, because, if he’s sacked, he won’t keep his fat pension).

These are items of circumstantial evidence, maybe, but they suggest that the contents of that report may not be entirely positive.

I already said Damian Green is finished. Every new story brings us closer to the moment he admits it.

The man who is effectively Theresa May’s deputy prime minister was at the Democratic Unionist Party’s annual conference, where he addressed a fringe meeting and met its leader Arlene Foster.

The First Secretary was photographed smiling under the DUP’s conference slogan “Standing Strong”, which may or may not be indicative of Mr Green’s frame of mind at present.

A report by Sue Gray, the Cabinet Office’s head of propriety and ethics, into allegations of impropriety and allegations that extreme pornography was found on Mr Green’s office computer is expected to conclude this week.

Her findings may seal the Cabinet minister’s fate.

Although no legal action can now be taken against anyone for the images, Ms Gray’s inquiry into Mr Green’s conduct has been examining the allegations and his initial response to them.

It was ordered by Mrs May following a claim that he made an inappropriate advance to journalist Kate Maltby. Mr Green said the claim is “untrue and deeply hurtful”.

Reports have claimed that May has drawn up plans for an emergency reshuffle in case her deputy is forced to resign.

A Downing St spokesman said: “We do not comment on ongoing investigations.”

Source: Damian Green smiles and carries on as he faces high noon over inquiry into his behaviour


Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.


The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:

SWAHTprint SWAHTeBook