The Inquiry will hold its first preliminary hearing for its third investigation, Module 3, looking at the impact of the pandemic on healthcare, on Tuesday 28 February. This hearing will take place in person in central London, and further details will be announced in due course. It will also be available to watch on the Inquiry’s YouTube channel.
The Inquiry will hold five further preliminary hearings for its first two investigations: Module 1 into the UK’s pandemic preparedness and resilience; and Modules 2, 2A, 2B and 2C, examining core political and administrative decision making in the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
These hearings will be virtual – and are not open to in person attendance. The hearings will be streamed and the public can watch online via the Inquiry’s YouTube channel, subject to a three minute delay:’
So those of you who are wondering what is happening with the Plague Public Inquiry, you will be pleased to hear that it is no longer being held in public. It’s online /virtual (with a three minute delay. But you can watch it on YouTube.
The farcical Iraq Inquiry which cost a fortune and took years at least had the drama of the bereaved families confronting those responsible for the deaths of their loved ones in a disastrous war cooked up by Blair and Bush
The Libertarian Party sees this as little more than managing to a pre-determined result as with the Iraq Inquiry that nobody was to be held responsible of held to account.
If it is a public inquiry, make it open to the public to those who lost loved ones, lost businesses and to hold those accountable for the blatant corruption and unfettered power held by a few ‘experts’ for two years. The total loss of Liberty and silencing of any dissenting scientific debate should be front and centre of this inquiry, it is not.
The writing of the history of this period should not be left in the hands who caused the greatest peacetime disaster in living memory.
Andrew Withers FRSA