This is a pretty powerful ruling. I wonder if the CabOffice will bring a JR. https://covid19.public-inquiry.uk/documents/ruling-in-respect-of-a-s21-notice-issued-to-the-cabinet-office-dated-22-may-2023/ It's not powerful at all. They are marking their own homework and agreeing with themselves. I hope it does go to JR and the CO wins. 0 Vote up! It's shameful that she didn't even have the courtesy to inform Henry Cook or Boris Johnson about it too. https://covid19.public-inquiry.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/24123520/2… 0 Vote up! poor trolling even for you tbf 1 Vote up! the chances of this inquiry finding that we should have been a lot more like sweden are precisely nil. It's a waste of time and money 0 Vote up! The chances of this inquiry finding that we should have been a lot more like Sweden are precisely nil. Well quite, given what a disaster that would have been. Wonder what's in Bojo's diaries he doesn't want seen? just how many parties did he attend? 2 Vote up! he provided his diaries unredacted warren. You might want to withdraw that defamatory remark. 0 Vote up! I suspect one of the things that will come out is the hyper-casual basis of governmental decision making and the childish nature of their whatsapp banter if it leads to a more business like approach that would be a good thing 0 Vote up! heh Hallett taking no shit. Good for her. https://t.co/7Bl2cbPyGx 0 Vote up! Bravo. Let no opportunity to kick Fat Alex’s arse - and the rest of him - as far down the hole of humiliation and preferably chokey as possible be lost. He’s a lying c unt faod. 1 Vote up! Well he has , it is being reported handed over all the stuff un-redacted. I guess he deleted shit lods 0 Vote up! loads , even 0 Vote up! Haven’t been following closely but my understanding is the CO have said two things: none of the WhatsApp stuff being requested is in any way relevant to the enquiry they don’t have any of the WhatsApp stuff being requested. If the second point is correct, how can they be sure of the first point? Did they have it previously but then give it back? If so, how can they be completely sure that they didn’t miss something of relevance? whatever the outcome, the CO/government will lose. Either they hand it over with extreme reluctance (they lose) or they don’t and the enquiry is forever tainted in the public view that they hushed stuff up. Too late now but they would have done better to comply immediately. 0 Vote up! Lol @ Diceman. It's like the Inbetweeners, but substitute sWEdEn for FrIeNd. 1 Vote up! Indeed jim. Apparently, they have found it all. This will not end well for Rishi et al, if its published it could force an early GE 1 Vote up! Anyone seen the hilarious recent development from Blozza? Only gone announced that he gave all of it to the CO unredacted and they should provide it to the Inquiry immediately... 1 Vote up! Ah yes. you have. as you were. 1 Vote up! Starting to sound like the “irrelevant” messages might be from/to/concerning current senior ministers rather than Bojo himself - this could be fun. 0 Vote up! Johnson is only trying to embarrass/inconvenience Sunak. I'm no fan of Sunak, but Johnson is a vindictive khunt. 1 Vote up! anyone know if Cab Office has complied with deadline (which is now)? 0 Vote up! Why do they want WhatsApp messages? What’s the relevance? What is the purpose of the inquiry? 0 Vote up! Lol they’re JRing it. Grifters. 0 Vote up! So we as taxpayers have to fund the government’s legal action to prevent disclosure of info to an inquiry the government itself established. Remind me who they work for? 0 Vote up! This is bizarre . Having agreed , and it was reported the Cabinet Office had received all of BJs whats app messages, diaries , and notes, the government are to now JR the Inquiries order. I don't get it. What are they hiding? I suspect those Whats app messages are dynamite and senior heads will roll. By Rishi. 0 Vote up! Clearly lots to hide here - the only conclusion anyone will draw whatever the outcome of JR. Going to court to hamper the enquires of a body the government itself set up - pathetic, the government sinks every further into the sewer. Who will be paying for this I wonder? I have a good idea. 0 Vote up! Government spending taxpayer money to argue in court that it should not have to give WhatsApp messages to the official covid inquiry. Fantastic stuff. 0 Vote up! Get this set of fooking idiots out immediately 0 Vote up! so sunak has gambled that the idiocy/wtf-ness of calling the JR is better for him than the content of the info being made public. oh dear. 0 Vote up! I am at a loss atm as to why the inquiry is ordering these levels of disclosure i.e an. individuals WhatsApp messages. 0 Vote up! even if the individual was the PM at the relevant time? 0 Vote up! I am at a loss atm as to why the inquiry is ordering these levels of disclosure i.e an. individuals WhatsApp messages. Why? Seems perfectly obvious to me that the covid inquiry has an interest in governmental communications and it seems that the government habitually communicates via WhatsApp 1 Vote up! It probably should not, but…apparently it does 0 Vote up! What Chimp and Guy said. This is not a good look, and will hopefully lead to the downfall of the Tories, and a rapid GE 0 Vote up! Is it over a specific issue? I will take a look at application to JR if available. 0 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 0 Vote up!