BORIS JOHNSON ‘ACTED ILLEGALLY’ OVER JOBS FOR TOP ANTI-COVID STAFF

Boris Johnson and his health secretary, Matt Hancock, acted “unlawfully” when appointing three key figures – including the head of NHS Test and Trace, Dido Harding – to posts in the fight against Covid-19, according to a legal challenge submitted by campaigners to the high court. The Observer has seen details of documents from those pursuing the case – and initial responses from governm...