Monday, 18 October, 2021


Unfit for office? 'I make no comment on that,' Boris Johnson says

Cummings opens fire on ministers over pandemic Unfit for office? 'I make no comment on that,' Boris Johnson says
Patty Aguilar | 28 May, 2021, 13:24

The PM's former right-hand man said that 'tens of thousands of people died who didn't need to die'.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Colchester hospital in Colchester, eastern England on May 27, 2021. Cummings - whose key role in the campaign to take Britain out of the European Union helped propel Brexit-backer Johnson into the prime minister's post - said Johnson was "unfit for the job", Johnson brushed aside the criticism, saying "some of the commentary I have heard doesn't bear any relation to reality".

Earlier, Mr Hancock told MPs the "unsubstantiated allegations" from Dominic Cummings that he lied during the pandemic "are not true".

Responding to Mr Cummings' claims about it being "nonsense" to say care homes were shielded, Mr Johnson said: "We did everything we could to protect the NHS and to protect care homes as well". - Britain's government "disastrously" failed the public by mishandling its coronavirus pandemic response, former top adviser Dominic Cummings told lawmakers yesterday, calling Prime Minister Boris Johnson "unfit for the job".

"You have to remember that we didn't have all of the facts at the time that the decisions were being taken".

Asked if he agreed with Cummings' allegation, Johnson said: "No, I don't think so, but of course this has been an incredibly hard series of decisions, none of which we've taken lightly".

One of Mr Cummings' central claims was that Mr Hancock had allowed residents to be discharged to their care home without being tested while insisted there was testing in place, a charge the health secretary did not deny during an Urgent Question in the Commons on Thursday.

Deadline News has approached the UK Government for comment. It's time for an immediate public inquiry as needless lives have been lost.

Former Chief Advisor Cummings criticised Hancock over PPE shortages and "stupid" testing targets.

Pressed about the level of preparedness in government for the Covid-19 outbreak in February and March 2020, Mr Gove told MPs: "It was the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, a novel virus, that meant we had to adjust to the situation and while of course there are important lessons to be learned, and of course there were mistakes that we made, I would say two things". Quite frankly, we don't believe either of them.

Asked whether Carrie Symonds had tried to fill jobs in Downing Street with her friends, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "All appointments made in No 10 are done in the normal way, that's always been the case".

"People did not get the treatment they deserved".

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