Portugal’s airport chaos and pressure on the UK to hold a coronavirus inquiry early

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As our exclusive poll shows the public wants the coronavirus inquiry to start early, we speak to our political editor Joe Murphy and ask if the chaos in Portugal’s airports will add to the pressure.

He tells us that anything that increases people’s “sense of unfairness or resentment” could turn into pressure “in multiple ways” including demands for that inquiry to start this year.

Currently, it’s set to launch in Spring next year and not deliver its findings until after the next general election.

But just 17 per cent of people support that according to researchers at Ipsos MORI for the Evening Standard.

Meanwhile, Brits desperate to escape Portugal before an amber list deadline have spoken of carnage at airports.

Confused holidaymakers, desperate to get home ahead of the deadline of 4am Tuesday, were met by two-hour-long queues at Faro Airport.

Ipsos MORI interviewed 1002 adults across GB by phone, from May 28 to June 3. Data are weighted. Details at www.ipsos-mori.com

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