COVID Inquiry: Govt launch legal bid over order for Boris Johnson’s WhatsApp messages

The Cabinet Office is seeking a judicial review of Baroness Hallett’s order to release Boris Johnson’s WhatsApp messages, diaries and notebooks, it confirmed in a letter to the COVID inquiry.

It is launching legal action “with regret'” but said requesting “irrelevant” material “represents an unwarranted intrusion into other aspects of the work of government”.

Despite the development, it said it would “continue to co-operate fully with the inquiry before, during and after the jurisdictional issue in question”.

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