During a seven-hour hearing with lawmakers on the parliamentary health and science committees, Cummings said, “It’s totally absurd for Johnson to be prime minister,” claiming that he initially considered Covid-19 to be “as dreadful” as swine flu.
Cummings also described the government as “lions led by donkeys” and said that Health Secretary Matt Hancock should have been fired for lying.
The Minister of State for Health should have been fired for at least 15-20 things, including lying on several occasions at a meeting after a cabinet meeting and in public. I have repeatedly told the prime minister that he should be fired. “
However, Cummings said, Johnson responded that he would retain the minister “because he is the one who will be fired when the investigation is conducted” to publicly manage the executive branch of the pandemic.
The aide, who left the government in conflict in December, revealed today that the prime minister did not realize the extent of the problem, and that he was more concerned with the impact of the measures on the economy than with the disease, and for this reason, he postponed the first national detention that began on March 23, 2020.
Regarding the second incarceration in November, Cummings alleges that Boris Johnson resisted scientists ’recommendations going forward in September and confirmed that he heard the prime minister say he would prefer to see“ corpses piling up in the thousands, ”the BBC reported.
“I heard that in the prime minister’s office,” he said.
The prime minister denied in April saying these words in an intervention in the House of Commons, which could be considered a violation of the regulation requiring no will to lie in Parliament.
Essentially, I was deeming him inappropriate for the job and trying to create a structure around him to try to stop what I thought were very bad decisions and push other things against his will, “the former consultant admitted.
Cummings, who apologized for his “mistakes,” lamented that “tens of thousands of people died without needing to die.”
The United Kingdom, which has counted nearly 128,000 official deaths so far, is the European country most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the fifth in the world, after the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico.