The rollercoaster events from last week in the standoff between the UK government and the Covid inquiry over Boris Johnson's WhatsApp messages took a decisive turn on Friday when the former Prime Minister handed his unredacted messages directly to the Covid inquiry. The news was not received well by the Cabinet Office, whose lawyers warned Mr Johnson he could lose public funding for legal advice if he tries to "frustrate or undermine" the government's position. Then on Tuesday, the COVID inquiry chair insisted that it is for her to decide what material is relevant or not as the continues.
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