Boris Johnson says he has handed unredacted WhatsApps to Covid inquiry. Really?

Boris Johnson: Let’s hope he hasn’t confused the ‘send’ and ‘delete’ buttons! (Again?)

Boris Johnson has handed his full and unredacted WhatsApps and documents to the Cabinet Office, his spokesperson has said.

Do we believe him?

Johnson has released a statement in which he “urges” the government to “urgently disclose [the documents] to the inquiry”.

His spokesperson claimed the Cabinet Office “had access to this material for several months”, and he “would immediately disclose it directly to the inquiry if asked”.

The spokesperson said: “While Mr Johnson understands the government’s position, and does not seek to contradict it, he is perfectly happy for the inquiry to have access to this material in whatever form it requires.

“Mr Johnson cooperated with the inquiry in full from the beginning of this process and continues to do so. Indeed, he established the inquiry.

“He looks forward to continuing to assist the Inquiry with its important work.”

You see, the reason for my doubt is his previous reticence about such material.

When his former legal team provided diaries to the Cabinet Office which suggested he had breached non-contact rules during lockdown in ways that had not previously been disclosed, wasn’t he absolutely furious?

Didn’t he sack that government-appointed legal team?

And didn’t he hire a new crew at four times the cost?

So when he says he has provided full, unredacted messages, I have a doubt.

If Baroness Hallett complains that she hasn’t got everything, don’t be surprised!

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1 thought on “Boris Johnson says he has handed unredacted WhatsApps to Covid inquiry. Really?

  1. Stu

    As ever, this Free-loading Chancer is lying and pretending to co-operate with the enquiry on his new expensive lawyer’s advice at our expense.
    It’s obviously a manoevre to make Sunak look bad after setting him up for the fall.

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