Watch: Civil servant Simon Case in delayed Covid inquiry appearance

Summary

  1. Cabinet Secretary Simon Case is appearing at the UK Covid-19 Inquiry in London
  2. He is the head of the UK’s civil service, taking the job during the pandemic
  3. Whatsapp messages Case sent in September 2020 which were highly critical of then-PM Boris Johnson have already been shown to the inquiry
  4. He told other officials the former prime minister “cannot lead” and that he “changes strategic direction every day”
  5. Case had been due to appear last year, but had to withdraw on health grounds in October
  6. You can watch his evidence by clicking the play button at the top of this page – there will not be regular text updates

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