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UK’s Boris Johnson awaits judgment of ‘partygate’ report

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By SYLVIA HUI and JILL LAWLESS
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been shadowed by career-threatening scandal for months — but so far has escaped unscathed. This week he faces one more threat to his political future: a comprehensive report into lockdown-breaching parties in government offices that is expected to be published within days. Senior civil servant Sue Gray is due to release her findings on “partygate,” the scandal over gatherings in Johnson’s 10 Downing St. residence and nearby buildings during the pandemic. A hint of what the report might contain came Monday when broadcaster ITV published four photographs showing Johnson raising a glass in front of a group of people amid wine bottles and snacks. Critics said the photos proved Johnson had lied and should resign.

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