Conservative Members of Parliament have expressed their anger and frustration following the appointment of Sue Gray as Sir Keir Starmer’s Chief of Staff, labeling it a “socialist stitch-up”.
Gray, a senior civil servant, recently oversaw the damning report into the Partygate scandal which was highly critical of Boris Johnson and his Government.
Many Conservative MPs have called for an investigation into Gray, with Marco Longhi describing her appointment as an “extraordinary situation”.
According to Longhi, the appointment reveals that the Civil Service is rarely impartial, with this situation not even pretending that it is.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, former Commons Leader, has called for an inquiry into Gray’s conduct, stating that her impartiality must now be called into question.
He expressed his concern about the situation, stating that her report and the evidence she provided to the police have been invalidated.
Lord Cruddas of Shoreditch, closely involved with the Bring Back Boris campaign, said the privileges committee investigation into whether Mr Johnson misled the Commons over Partygate should be cancelled because the Sue Gray report into Boris was sent to the Privileges committee un-redacted as evidence.
According to Marco Longhi, Gray’s appointment shows that the biggest threat to the Labour Party was removed by them in a left-wing establishment stitch-up.
Gray’s opinions about Boris, which were not impartial, were expressed after Boris Johnson had appointed her trusting her impartiality. Gray also sought advice from legal people who openly support Labour.
Longhi has called for an inquiry into Gray herself, asking what contact she had with the Labour Party for her to suddenly become Labour Chief of Staff.
Longhi said that Boris Johnson was one of the most successful Prime Ministers who has been removed by a socialist stitch-up aided by a feeding frenzy of left-wing media.
Gray’s report into the Partygate scandal investigated 15 events on 12 dates between May 2020 and April 2021, all of which involved people gathering during Covid lockdowns. Boris Johnson attended eight of these events, some of which appeared notably drunken and rowdy.
Sir Keir previously admitted to knowing Sue Gray “personally”. Speaking to LBC on January 2022, Sir Keir said: “Full disclosure, I know Sue Gray because I was director of public prosecutions, she was a senior civil servant, so I know her personally. She has got huge integrity and huge respect.”
Mr Rees-Mogg has labeled Gray an official opposition spokesperson, with her appointment bringing her impartiality into question.
He believes that an investigation should be carried out into her contact with Labour while she has been a civil servant, particularly those with the office of the Leader of the Opposition.