Downing Street says Johnson has taken the necessary action to protect lives and livelihoods.
Dominic Cummings, the Prime Minister's former senior adviser, has made further allegations about the government's reluctance to impose lockdown.
“The whole thing just became a huge, huge mess”— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) July 19, 2021
Dominic Cummings answers questions from @BBCLauraK about his trip to Barnard Castle during lockdown and what happened afterwardshttps://t.co/cscP3YB9Sx pic.twitter.com/i9tUwceyRv
He's told the BBC, that Boris Johnson did not want to tighten restrictions last autumn - because "the people who are dying are essentially all over eighty".
Downing Street's response is that the PM's taken the necessary action to protect lives and livelihoods.
“We can’t kill the economy just because of people dying over 80”— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) July 19, 2021
Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s former aide, claims the prime minister “put his own political interests ahead of people’s lives”https://t.co/0LTD1wSloJ pic.twitter.com/zu3dkfXxWl