Cabinet members would like the Prime Minister to issue a heartfelt apology to the British public.
A cabinet minister told The Times: “It is not yet over – there is still room for humility and a sincere apology.
“We’re screwed unless we figure it out. Everyone knows this thing happened; no one disputes it.
“The argument has shifted from whether the party took place to questions about denial and prevarication.
“PMQs will be scary. We fucked up. It doesn’t have to be terminal if he’s ready to take his meds. But it definitely hurt.”