What’s the current excuse for #BorisJohnson still being prime minister?

Contempt: as long as Boris Johnson remains in Downing Street, this is his attitude to everyone who has been offended by the party culture he installed in Downing Street while the rest of us self-isolated in lonely lockdown.

It’s hard to keep up with all the justifications now, isn’t it?

At the weekend, we were all eagerly awaiting Sue Gray’s report on the Downing Street parties, after learning that one was held for Boris Johnson’s birthday – that he can’t slither out of admitting he attended.

But then Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said she had decided to launch a criminal investigation into the parties after all (and we’ve since heard it may have been because of the birthday party revelation).

This, we were assured, would push back the Sue Gray report, especially as she now had another party to investigate.

Johnson neglected to tell Cabinet Ministers about the police investigation when at a meeting on Tuesday morning (January 25). It isn’t clear why.

Then we were told Sue Gray has been handed a sheaf of photographs, taken at the alleged parties, showing Johnson sitting next to bottles of wine.

Now we’re being told Ms Gray may release her report despite the launch of the Met investigation, because police don’t have any objection to it.

For all I know, it could have come out while I’ve been writing this article.

Or it may happen at any time over the next few days.

If it does, that will deprive the Tories of their latest excuse not to throw him out.

Many of them have insisted on waiting until the report is released before deciding what to do.

You could almost feel their sigh of relief in the air on Tuesday morning when it seemed the report would be kicked into the long grass for weeks while the plods did their bit.

And now, that security has disappeared behind a flurry of damning photographs.

But – at the time of writing – the report still hasn’t been released, we still don’t know what it says, and Johnson is still squatting in Downing Street, even though hardly any of us think he should be there any more.

He isn’t going to quit of his own accord.

How long must we wait for someone else to put him out of our misery?

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