The newspaper opened on the front page with the title “Boris: that thousands of corpses are piling up”. He would have made this statement in the fall. In January, another lockdown followed in England. These strict measures are now being phased out.
The opposition demands that Johnson come and clarify the matter himself in parliament. “These statements are disgusting. If this is true Boris Johnson has a duty to resign, ”SNP Scottish Party leader Ian Blackford said.
Johnson briefly denied yesterday, but did not go into details of the charge. He answered the question of whether he had made the statement with “no” and then added that people think it is particularly important for the government to pass the lockdowns.
However, an ITV News reporter wrote that two sources informed him that the statement on the contested statement was indeed correct. Johnson would have shouted it in anger. The doors to his office were open at the time and several people heard him because of it.
It is not known who disclosed the information to the Daily mail, but other media quickly made the connection with an argument between the Prime Minister and Dominic Cummings. This former senior adviser has been blaming Johnson for some time by posting damaging information.
Renovation with donations
For example, Cummings claimed on his blog that Johnson wanted to fund the renovation of his official residence with donations. He then allegedly told her that such a thing is “unethical, stupid and possibly illegal”. Downing Street contradicted the report.
The revelations are attracting a lot of attention in the UK media and come at an unfavorable time for Johnson’s Tories. The British will go to the polls for regional elections in a week and a half.
Cummings was previously known as Johnson’s right-hand man and the mastermind behind the successful campaign to get the UK out of the EU. He suddenly resigned late last year, apparently after an internal power struggle within the government.