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Boris Johnson is expected to apologise to the Covid Inquiry next week and acknowledge the government did not get everything right during the pandemic.

But the former PM will argue robustly that his government got many of the big calls right, people close to him say.

Mr Johnson will talk with pride about the vaccines programme and argue the UK emerged the final lockdown earlier than other comparable economies.

His evidence will follow weeks of heavy criticism of him at the inquiry.

Those around Mr Johnson are letting it be known the broad tenor and scope of the arguments he is expected to make, before what could be up to ten hours of questioning from lawyers.

Mr Johnson's capabilities as a prime minister in a pandemic have been criticised by some of those who worked most closely with him when Covid struck.

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  • His former director of communications, Lee Cain, said the pandemic was the "wrong crisis" for Mr Johnson's "skill set"[/size], describing dither and delay.

    The former chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, said Mr Johnson was "bamboozled" by scientific data.
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