Boris Johnson’s ‘full and unredacted’ messages & Covid notebooks are handed over ahead of court clash

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 23: Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on during a tour after a meeting with Gov. Greg Abbott at the Texas State Capitol on May 23, 2023 in Austin, Texas. Gov. Abbott met with Johnson to discuss economic development. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

NOTEBOOKS and WhatsApp messages belonging to Boris Johnson have been handed over to the Cabinet Office for the Covid inquiry.

Twisting the knife into his successor, the former PM dished out all his personal archive of records from the time to ministers, who now can decide whether to redact it or hand it all over to Covid inquiry chiefs.

Boris Johnson has handed over all his texts and notebooks unredacted

Yesterday No10 insisted it would only hand over documents that were relevant.

Senior lawyers are at loggerheads with the inquiry over whether to hand over all the documents in full or redact them for national security reasons.