The general public inquiry into the UK’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic started earlier this 12 months. To date, I’ve heard from politicians akin to David Cameron and George Osborne, who oversaw preparations for the pandemic and created the mandatory circumstances for the well being service to enter the disaster. I heard from among the scientists who’ve suggested the federal government, and from the well being secretary who was in workplace when the epidemic broke out, Matt Hancock.
However as deputy political editor at The Guardian, Peter Walker, Tells Michael SafiAmong the most explosive moments got here not from the witnesses themselves, however from the mountain of fabric — a lot of it within the type of WhatsApp chats — they handed over. In it, we will see the darkish humor, petty squabbles and blatant chaos that was the each day actuality of the federal government’s response.
This week, the hearings will resume after a brief break with a few of Downing Road’s strongest former advisers known as to offer proof. At the moment, former communications director Lee Cain will face questions; Tomorrow comes the flip of former chief strategist Dominic Cummings.
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(tags for translation) Inquiry about Coronavirus