30 Oct 2023

Covid Inquiry: Martin Reynolds used ‘disappearing’ messages with Boris Johnson on WhatsApp

Political Editor

The Covid Inquiry has heard how the most senior officials in the Government were driven to the “end of their tether” by Boris Johnson’s “flip flopping” over whether to introduce a Covid lockdown.

Today’s main witness was Mr Johnson’s Principal Private Secretary Martin Reynolds.  He was taken to task for setting messages to delete in a crucial Downing Street WhatsApp group just weeks before the inquiry was first announced.