Boris Johnson has been accused of focusing on saving his job rather than the cost-of-living crisis.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the prime minister was focusing on “saving his own skin” in the wake of an update from Sue Gray.

The redacted report on partygate allegations was published yesterday, with Boris Johnson making a statement to the House of Commons on its initial findings.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast this morning, Mr Starmer said: “So many people are worried about issues such as their energy bills, which are going through the roof, and the Prime Minister is spending all of his time saving his own skin.

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“We now know that he had a meeting planned with the Chancellor last week to discuss energy bills, but that was cancelled because he was having meetings to save his own job.

“You know, I think there’s a real frustration that the Prime Minister is distracted from the things that are concerning people and those energy bills are a real cause for concern.

“They’re likely to go up again in the next few months.”

He added that Labour will force a vote on introducing a windfall tax to cut energy bills.

Sue Gray found that “at least some of the gatherings” she investigated represent “a serious failure to observe not just the high standards expected of those working at the heart of Government but also of the standards expected of the entire British population at the time”.

The final line of the report reads: “There is significant learning to be drawn from these events which must be addressed immediately across Government. This does not need to wait for the police investigations to be concluded. “

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Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab has claimed Tory MPs “overwhelmingly” supported Boris Johnson.

Mr Raab told Times Radio: “On the specific issues Sue Gray cited, I think he has addressed all of those questions in a fulsome way and, frankly, at the political level, my experiences in the Chamber but also at the meeting of Conservative MPs – overwhelmingly MPs backing him, wanting to see us getting on with the job.

“The economy is firing, the vaccine rollout has been a spectacular success. People, and I think our constituents, want to see us getting on with the job.”