Government faces probable legal defeat in Covid inquiry, says minister

Boris Johnson is facing backlash for reportedly bypassing government channels and using WhatsApp messages to discuss Covid-related matters. The issue has sparked a legal case, with a minister stating that the government will likely lose the case. Johnson’s use of WhatsApp has also brought to light the fact that much of the government’s communication occurs on this platform, rather than official channels. This has raised concerns about transparency and accountability. Critics have pointed to former Chancellor George Osborne’s policies as part of the reason Britain struggled to cope during the pandemic, and have urged for the Covid inquiry to hold him accountable. Meanwhile, The Telegraph has provided a comprehensive breakdown of the entire issue.