For a multitude of compelling reasons, I am closely monitoring the unfolding Sofia inquiry. As I observe its progress, I become increasingly convinced of the crucial significance it holds, emphasizing that it would have never yielded results if the factual findings of the criminal investigation were not made public.

I am not suggesting that those technical findings cannot be challenged during the criminal proceedings. Undoubtedly, alternative narratives may emerge that could cast doubt on the factual conclusions reached by the inquiry’s experts.

Nevertheless, certain initial points, even if hypothetical in nature, provide a foundation for the discovery of valuable insights, potentially leading to positive changes.

One particular aspect was highlighted by the Auditor General who sits on the public inquiry board and which I have elaborated upon in today’s article for The Times.