UK Cabinet Secretary Simon Case Fears He Won't Escape Fine Over Partygate Scandal, Report Says
"The fact Rishi [Sunak] was in that situation and has been fined, lots of people are asking ‘why hasn’t Simon been fined?’ He was in exactly the same place", an anonymous civil servant told the newspaper. "Everyone is braced for Simon potentially being fined".
"If he stays, it would be dependent on the cabinet not baying for his blood", another source said.
"There have been discussions in 70 Whitehall [home of the cabinet office] that if the PM had to go, there is a strong argument that Simon would stay for a period to oversee a handover to another PM before placing his future in the hands of the new PM", one of senior officials told the newspaper.