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How the Covid-19 inquiry should be done

The problems for its effective discharge are widely known. We believe we have a solution

By Ian Kennedy and Jack Kennedy  

A deserted Whitehall during peak lockdown. Photo: Claire Doherty/SIPA USA/PA Images

It’s a common cry across Westminster—“something must be done.” Currently, reeling from the impact of Covid-19, the cry has been translated into “there must be a public inquiry.” Of course, calling for one, though fashionable, doesn’t get you very far. You have to know how to set one up and get the best out of it.

Recently, the House of Commons’ Select Committee on Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs added its voice. It held hearings on what role…

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