There were rumours circulating a few weeks ago that Carrie had left Blojo - but the latest one is that she's fallen back into the arms of multimillionaire Zac Goldsmith - one of her exes. Frying pan fire job.
Meanwhile the Metro is speculating about who the greased albino piglet's next scapegoat
Greased albino piglet - how old are you, you're behaving like a seven year old not a seventy year old for God's sake!
Anyway I've got to wonder what the hell Case was doing in all of this, he can't have had his eyes closed to it, so why didn't he act?
I speculated months ago with Troy that Case was in a difficult position in that although he is the most senior Civil Servant, he had little to no control or authority over Spads (the politically appointed Special Advisors such as Cummings and Lee Cain for instance).
I would have thought however that he would have been covering his back by writing to Johnson officially about the behaviour of the Spads and issuing instructions to Civil Servants reminding them of what is required from them both professionally and also in respect of working during Covid legislation.
It seems to me he didn't exude total authority in as such that one of his subordinates, Martin Reynolds was the person who sent the BYOB invite - which I would have thought Case should have taken action on, even issuing a warning or disciplinary to Reynolds in deemed necessary.
Of course Reynolds may have been acting on the instructions of Johnson, in which case if I were in Case's shoes, I would have confronted Johnson about it and put it in writing to him thereafter.
The point I'm getting to with all of this is that IF Case had acted as he should have done (and who is to say he didn't?) then he my very well have a smoking gun or two with all the records of his correspondence/memos he should have been sending out at the time, to bring Johnson down.
Case fwiw didn't receive a fine following the Met investigation, which suggests to me that he had enough nous to personally keep away from most of the worst goings on, which makes me wonder how he did actually handle the situations at the time - he clearly knew enough to know they were not the right things to be doing - hence he must have deliberately kept away from them.
I also speculated that it may be the case that Reynolds has some proof that the BYOB party was authorised/ordered by Johnson and thus he also could protect his position too.
Of course Case and Reynolds may just have gone along with it all believing in the scheme of things there were worst things happening and a drink or two after work (or at an impromptu birthday party) was a good way to thank the staff and help bond the team as the country was in lockdown and his absence from the events were tantamount to turning a blind eye to them perhaps?
I don't know what happened and will be interested to see Gray's report, particularly in this respect, but I know in Case's position I would have been covering my back at the time and I'd be utterly amazed if Case wasn't doing the same thing too.