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Why does Rishi Sunak want to limit scope of Covid inquiry?

As Boris Johnson hands over WhatsApp messages, PM is going to high court to stem remit of public inquiry first set up by Cabinet Office

When Boris Johnson first announced a public inquiry into Covid, many observers saw it as an attempt to kick difficult questions into the long grass. Two years on, in a twist that may well amuse the former prime minister, that long grass is littered with political bear traps for Rishi Sunak.

Such are the complexities of this week’s developments, it can be easy to overlook the sheer strangeness of what is actually going on: a government going to the high court to try to limit the scope of an official inquiry it set up in the first place.

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