Covid inquiry live: Boris Johnson had no ‘clarity of purpose’ testifies former aide Lee Cain
The Independent says Boris Johnson’s former communications chief Lee Cain is now giving evidence at another bumper day at the Covid inquiry.
He will be followed by Dominic Cummings, the former prime minister’s chief of staff during the pandemic.
On Monday, Boris Johnson has been accused of a “mad and dangerous” response to the Covid pandemic comparable to Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.
The exchanges between Simon Case, the government’s top civil servant, and officials were shown on Monday to the inquiry into how the government handled the worst health crisis in almost a century.
When the government was reopening after the first lockdown, Case said Mr Johnson wanted to let the virus “rip” and compared his approach to that of the former US President and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.