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Government could face criminal proceedings over Boris Johnson messages

The government could be committing a criminal offence under the inquiries act, if they refuse to release Boris Johnson’s messages and diaries to the COVID inquiry.

Human Rights barrister Adam Wagner says criminal proceedings could be taken, adding it is a “wide and unusual request” from inquiry chairwoman Baroness Hallett.

Ministers argue that it could stop them communicating freely in future.

Read more here: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-inquiry-government-faces-criminal-proceedings-as-deadline-looms-to-hand-over-boris-johnsons-whatsapps-12892892

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