7 Dec 2023

Inquiry into UK's Covid response questions former PM Boris Johnson

From Morning Report, 6:08 am on 7 December 2023

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced tough questions in his first of two days of questioning at the inquiry into the country's Covid-19 response.

Johnson was in the top job as the pandemic took hold in 2020 and has been sharply criticised for his decision making - or lack of it - by experts, scientists and fellow ministers.

From the very beginning of the hearing, Johnson faced an icy reception as a protestor interrupted his apology.

BBC UK Political Correspondent Rob Watson spoke to Corin Dann.