Rishi Sunak’s costly Covid Inquiry legal challenge has failed – as expected

The High Court in London: once again, judges here have overruled the government, meaning Rishi Sunak and his followers were trying to break the law.

Well, it’s only money, isn’t it? And the behaviour of Rishi Sunak and the Cabinet Office shows that the UK clearly has oodles and boodles of long green to splash about.

Sunak’s government was warned before it launched its court bid to legalise its decision to withhold Boris Johnson’s WhatsApp messages, notebooks and diaries from the Covid Inquiry, that it was doomed to failure.

And now that failure has come to pass – at a huge cost to the public purse.

It turns out that one of the judges of this case, Lord Justice Dingemanns, is a rugby fanatic – so the media are full of comments that he has firmly kicked the government’s attempt at a Covid cover-up into touch.

He and co-judge Mr Justice Garnham have also applied common sense to the affair

and told the two sides to get together and work out what’s relevant to the COVID Inquiry and what’s not… The judges sensibly suggested that the Cabinet Office should appeal to Baroness Hallett about what’s relevant and let her decide.

Sunak and his civil servants have now backed down – a decision for which we should all be grateful as otherwise this could have gone all the way up to the Supreme Court.

But the whole affair has incensed campaigners including the Covid Bereaved Families for Justice

who not surprisingly have condemned the legal fight as “a desperate waste of time and money”.

Watch this develop into a swingeing attack on Sunak and his lackeys as the Covid Inquiry progresses – whenever any information that the Cabinet Office tried to censor comes to light.

Source: Rishi Sunak’s costly COVID Inquiry legal challenge was doomed to failure – and has now been kicked into touch | Politics News | Sky News

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