Rishi Sunak

The UK’s Covid-19 inquiry requested access to former prime minister Boris Johnson’s WhatsApp communications and pandemic diaries, but Rishi Sunak’s administration refused. This sparked a legal spat that might fuel allegations of a cover-up.
On Thursday, the Cabinet Office said that it would seek a judicial review of Heather Hallett’s request for the unredacted records. Hallett is the retired judge who was selected by the government to head the investigation. Tuesday is the day of the preliminary hearing, according to an email from a spokeswoman for the investigation.