The saga of the Scottish Government’s WhatsApps continues to rumble on. The SNP regime has never been slow in condemning the Tories for a lack of transparency in the ongoing UK Covid Inquiry. So it was to Steerpike’s amusement then that Humza Yousaf and his Scottish government have been facing considerable criticism in recent months for not handing their key messages over to that same probe. Talk about being hoist by your own petard…

This morning, attention at the Covid Inquiry turned to the flailing First Minister’s predecessor. Attendees this morning heard that Nicola Sturgeon ‘retained no messages whatsoever’ from the pandemic, which, er, explains her constant refusal to confirm which messages have been retained. According to Jamie Dawson KC:

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