Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021
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Johnson ‘No Longer Bought This NHS Overwhelmed Stuff,’ Leaked Messages Suggeston July 20, 2021 at 4:58 pm

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Boris Johnson said he no longer believed “all this NHS overwhelmed stuff” as he resisted imposing England’s second coronavirus lockdown, leaked messages suggest. Dominic Cummings shared WhatsApps with the BBC as he alleged the Prime Minister was reluctant to heighten restrictions because “the people who are dying are essentially all over 80.” In his first broadcast interview, the hostile former chief adviser to Johnson accused his one-time boss of putting “his own political interests ahead of people’s lives.” Cummings has repeatedly accused the Prime Minister of being too slow in imposing the second lockdown, which came into force on November 5. The political adviser, who left Downing Street during a bitter row in November, shared a series of messages from October 15 that appear to be from Johnson to aides. “I must say I have been slightly rocked by some of the data on covid fatalities. The median age is …

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