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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Hon FRIBA  (born 19 June 1964) is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson was Member of Parliament for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.
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The trolley, 'useless f***pigs', and a hairdryer up the nose: What we learnt from this week's Covid Inquiry

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A number of key Downing Street figures from the early days of the pandemic have been giving evidence at the Covid Inquiry this week.

From revelations about Boris Johnson believing 'the old should accept their fate', to troubling insights into the dysfunction at the heart of government, the chaos and lack of leadership during the crisis has been laid bare.

Here's what we learnt from the appearances of Dominic Cummings, Lee Cain and Helen MacNamara and others this week. READ MORE: The 16 Covid Inquiry bombshells from shocking day of WhatsApp message revelations READ MORE: The explosive WhatsApp messages from inside Downing Street heard at Covid inquiry as Dominic Cummings gave evidence The inquiry heard multiple references to Boris Johnson as 'the trolley' who tended to 'wild oscillations', while former No 10's communications director Lee Cain admitted that his former boss's erratic decision-making was 'rather exhausting'.

And in WhatsApp messages shared with the inquiry, the UK's top civil servant Simon Case said that Mr Johnson 'cannot lead' and was making government 'impossible'.

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