31 May 2023

Covid inquiry: Boris Johnson gives WhatsApp messages and notes to Cabinet Office

Boris Johnson claims he has given his WhatsApp messages and notebooks in full to the government to give to the Covid inquiry.

The inquiry has demanded that the Cabinet Office hand over the unredacted material by 4pm tomorrow.

A spokesman for the former PM said he urged the Cabinet Office to “urgently disclose it to the inquiry”.

But the Cabinet Office has argued some of the material is not relevant to the inquiry’s work.