Sunak unfazed by Covid inquiry’s demand for unredacted WhatsApp messages

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said that he’s not concerned about being embarrassed by messages seen by the Covid inquiry, regardless of the government’s legal battle over their disclosure. The government has taken the unprecedented step of suing the inquiry over its demands to see unredacted WhatsApp messages despatched during the pandemic. However, the prime minister has insisted on a clear strategy.
Sunak, throughout a two-day journey to the United States, mentioned that he could not touch upon the specifics of the case, but insisted the federal government had acted with “candour and transparency.” Over 55,000 paperwork have been disclosed up to now, with extra to come back. When requested if he was apprehensive about one thing coming out that might embarrass him personally, Sunak replied, “No, not at all.”
The Covid inquiry, established in May 2021, is investigating the government’s dealing with of the pandemic and is about to begin public hearings subsequent week. Untold has agreed to hand over unredacted WhatsApp messages on his phone courting back to May 2021 but is unable to provide messages prior to that point as a outcome of a change in telephones for security reasons..

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