Questions are piling up for Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak at the COVID inquiry – and it’s likely to get worse
SKY NEWS SAYS This week at the COVID inquiry is about the advisers – the backroom officials now thrust into the spotlight.
They reveal new details of the chaotic decision-making in Number 10 – and more widely across government – and extremely candid assessments of the key players, but particularly Boris Johnson.
Today, Martin Reynolds, a close Johnson ally from his time at the foreign office who went to work as his principal private secretary, conceded that the former prime minister “blew hot and cold” on lockdown.
He insisted this was because of the momentous nature of the decisions. Messages from Simon Case, the most senior civil servant in government, are less charitable.