In the headlines
After what was “probably the worst day” of Boris Johnson’s political career, his cabinet has given him its backing over his apology for “Partygate”, says Politico. The PM’s fate now lies with Sue Gray, the civil servant investigating the government’s various lockdown parties, says Stephen Glover in the Daily Mail. She’s a “tough customer”, but she may not be able to disprove his claim that he thought the May 2020 party was a “work event”. Prince Andrew will face trial for the sexual assault claims brought against him by Virginia Giuffre, an American judge has ruled. He denies the allegations. The world’s largest condom manufacturer, Karex, has confirmed that people have been having far less sex over the pandemic. The Malaysian company resorted to making rubber surgical gloves to prop up its business.