Boris Johnson is giving unredacted WhatsApp messages dating back to May 2021 directly to the COVID Inquiry, bypassing the government which has refused to hand them over.
The Cabinet Office has launched a legal challenge to the inquiry's demand for texts from the former PM and officials, arguing that many of the messages are irrelevant.
Security concerns were raised over Johnson
's phone, which he said he wanted to "test" by turning it on securely.
The Cabinet Office holds communications between ministers and civil servants which do not involve Johnson
The inquiry missed a deadline to submit messages and is launching a judicial review.
Many argue that the inquiry should only receive relevant messages and that privacy is important.
The article discusses a statement made by a person criticizing the government's control over an inquiry into a specific issue.
The person believes that the government's control is preventing people from having confidence in the inquiry's outcome.