Cabinet minister says government has ‘nothing to hide’ from Covid inquiry


Mel Stride’s comments follow Rishi Sunak being accused of attempting to cover up actions of senior MPs

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The government has “absolutely nothing to hide” from the Covid inquiry and intends to be “absolutely transparent”, a cabinet minister has said, after Rishi Sunak faced accusations of attempting to cover up the actions of senior MPs during the pandemic.

The Covid inquiry, led by the retired judge Heather Hallett, has used its powers to request unredacted notebooks, diaries and WhatApp correspondence between Boris Johnson and 40 senior government figures.

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