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PM’s Covid inquiry delay shows No 10 already eyeing next general election

Analysis: delay all but guarantees that few conclusions will have been reached by 2023

When Boris Johnson let slip to the Liberal Democrat leader, Ed Davey, on Tuesday that he would kick-off a Covid inquiry in the current session of parliament, it initially appeared to be an off-the-cuff remark.

But as he prepared to give MPs a “Covid update” on Wednesday, it became clear No 10 has made the calculation that now was the right moment to announce an inquiry – though not yet to allow it to start work.

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