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Tories Say Johnson Safe Despite Probe Blaming Him for Partygate

  • Conservatives MPs shrug off criticism of UK prime minister
  • Report finds he must bear responsibility for illegal parties
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Johnson Responds to Partygate Report: 'I Am 'Humbled'

Members of Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party say the UK prime minister is in no imminent danger over “partygate,” as several lawmakers privately called a long-awaited report on the scandal a damp squib.

A succession of Tories spoke supportively of Johnson in the House of Commons on Wednesday, after Britain’s leader said he was “humbled” by the publication of a probe into illegal parties in Downing Street during the pandemic.