Coronavirus – The Latest: The emerging cost of the UK’s bungled coronavirus response

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Calls for an inquiry mount after Treasury figures reveal £25 billion has been spent on the PPE and NHS Test and Trace programmes, both littered with problems. The Telegraph’s Economics Reporter, Tom Rees joins Theodora Louloudis to discuss the Government’s accountability and the long-term effects of loosening the public purse.

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