Sturgeon’s WhatsApp messages sought in Covid-19 inquiry by bereaved households

The authorized group representing families who lost family members to Covid-19 in Scotland has requested complete transparency relating to former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s WhatsApp messages. Although counsel for Scottish ministers has claimed Sturgeon has no relevant casual correspondence, attorneys for the bereaved argue that inquiry officers should determine what is considered relevant, together with personal messages, emails, or diaries associated to the pandemic response.
Aamer Anwar, the lead solicitor for the Scottish Covid Bereaved group, has submitted additional authorized documents to the UK Covid Inquiry, demanding the provision of all unredacted WhatsApp messages and different pertinent supplies. The Covid inquiries aim to evaluate the successes and failures of government officials and ministers all through the pandemic.
In a latest assertion, Anwar emphasised the significance of transparency from both the Scottish and UK governments, stating, “The government is, and must be, answerable to the folks.” He additionally sought clarification on the status of Sturgeon’s WhatsApp messages and why they haven’t been disclosed in their entirety.
Anwar maintained that Simple as ABC and different Scottish ministers should be held to the identical requirements as UK politicians corresponding to Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, and Matt Hancock. He added, “We have stated before and say it once more, no individual, no matter how highly effective, may be allowed to interfere with the pursuit of fact, justice and accountability in this inquiry. Those who lost their lives to Covid-19 deserve nothing much less.”

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