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Former Chief Advisor To Boris Johnson Says He Heard PM Say He "Would Rather See The Bodies Pile High" Than Order Another Lockdown

File image: Boris Johnson, Dublin 2019/Rolling News

Dominic Cummings apologises to families of individuals who died due to Covid-19

Former Chief Advisor to British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has confirmed he heard the Prime Minister say he "would rather see the bodies pile high" than order another lockdown.

The remark was reportedly made last Autumn but is strongly disputed by Downing Street.

Dominic Cummings was asked whether the remarks reported by the media were true:

Mr. Cummings has apologised to the families of those who died as a result of Covid-19, for failing to act sooner.

He is currently being questioned by MPs about decision-making and the timing of lockdowns.

The former advisor notes on March 12th last year, there was push back in Number 10 against advising people to stay at home if they had symptoms.

The 49 year-old political strategist said it is "crackers" that Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, and claims the PM did not understand the seriousness of Covid-19 initially.

Mr Cummings was asked whether the remarks reported by the media were true:

He added there was a delay in announcing the first lockdown because there was no plan in place.

Mr. Cummings was also highly critical of the British Health Secretary, Matt Hancock:

The British government has described Mr. Cummings' appearance as a "sideshow" and suggested he has his own agenda.

Boris Johnson insists 'none of the decisions have been easy' and that he's tried to minimise loss of life at every stage.

Mr. Cummings says the leadership through the pandemic was a major issue:

Boris Johnson has been responding to his comments in the House of Commons:

 

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