Dominic Cummings sad the British Prime Minister did say that he would rather see “bodies pile high in their thousands” and has ruled out any more “f***ing lockdowns.”
Cummings told MPs that on 31 October, 2020 just after Johnson approved the second lockdown he did hear the Prime Minister say he’d rather see “bodies pile high” than have a third national lockdown.
Johnson denied saying this on a live TV interview last month and the Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer asked the PM during Prime Minister Questions on 28 April, over the “stomach churning” claim.
At the time Johnson said, “No. And (Starmer) is a lawyer, I am given to understand, and I think if he is going to repeat allegations like that he should come to this House and substantiate those allegations, and say where he heard them and who exactly is supposed to have said those things.”
Cummings said the “heart of the problem” was that Johnson “unfit for the job.”
He said, “Fundamentally I regarded him as unfit for the job and I was trying to create a structure around him to try and stop what I thought were extremely bad decisions.”
When asked over his resignation in November Cummings said it was connected to Carrie Symonds (Johnson’s partner) as she wanted to “appoint her friends to particular jobs.”
Symonds was trying to overturn the official process of hiring staff which was “completely unethical and clearly illegal.”
The Prime Minister was distracted as the divorce with his then wife was being finalised and “his girlfriend wanted to announce being pregnant and the engagement,” Cummings said.
He added that Johnson was going through a “very difficult time in his private life” then.