Isabel Oakeshott: I'm not here to protect politicians

Journalist Isabel Oakeshott has defended her decision to leak hundreds of thousands of WhatsApp messages sent between government ministers and officials during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. She said: "I'm not here as a journalist to protect politicians' blushes or their reputations … it would be totally wrong of me to sit on this extraordinary treasure trove of information that lifts the lid on what was really going on.".