Cabinet Secretary Simon Case Drops Partygate Probes

UK’s senior-most civil servant, Cabinet Secretary Simon Case, will no longer investigate the Downing Street lockdown Christmas parties, dubbed the “Christmas Party scandal” or the “partygate” probe.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologised in Parliament for a controversial video in which his staff is seen joking about a Christmas party at Downing Street during the Covid-19 lockdown last year.

The video was purportedly shot when the country was reeling under the Covid-19 crisis and festivities were banned.