Cummings was also asked about his trip at the start of the first confinement in March, at a time when the government had banned non-essential travel. The former counselor says he decided to move with the family before his wife became ill with suspected covid due to lack of security from your home in London.
“The way I handled the whole situation was wrong. What I should have done was just resign and say nothing or talk to my family and say “listen, we’re going to have to tell the truth about this whole situation”, he reveals. At the time, Johnson publicly supported the then aide, after several people had called for his resignation.
In response, Downing Street claimed that the prime minister took all “necessary steps to protect lives and livelihoods, guided by the best scientific advice” during the pandemic and that the government had averted a health system crisis with “three national confinements”, you can read on the BBC.
Johnson’s cabinet also denied that the prime minister wanted to continue to meet the queen weekly.
The English Minister of Affairs, Paul Scully, defended Johnson’s decisions, noting that the impact of economic restrictions on people’s lives and health must also be taken into account.
“These decisions weren’t as black and white then as we might think they are now,” Scully told BBC Radio Station 4.
This interview comes after England lifted all restrictions and mandatory mask use on Monday, the 19th, and also following the hearing in Cummings’ parliament, in which the former councilor accused Johnson of having pondered injecting yourself with the virus live on television.
At that same hearing, Dominic Cummings accused the government of being a group of “donkey-led lions” and he said that initially Boris Johnson believed the pandemic was just an example of exaggerated panic, as in the case of swine flu.
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