Boris Johnson has been accused of making inappropriate comments regarding COVID deaths.
The Daily Mail has cited unconfirmed sources in accusing Boris Johnson of making said comments in advance of the November 2020 lockdown.
Johnson allegedly said: “No more fucking lockdowns – let the bodies pile high in their thousands.”
The Prime Minister has vigorously denied the comments. On Monday, when asked whether he said the comment, he replied “No, but I think the important thing I think people want us to get on and do as a government is to make sure that the lockdowns work.”
Reactions to the alleged comments from the public have ones of outrage, with many pointing out how bodies eventually did “pile high”.
Call me old fashioned but I think the smoking gun is *not* whether Boris Johnson did or did not say “let the bodies pile high in their thousands” – it’s that he did, in fact, let the bodies pile high in their thousands
— Grace Petrie (@gracepetrie) April 26, 2021
I'm told Boris has actually made the "bodies pile high" comment on more than one occasion.
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) April 27, 2021
The Tories have been letting the bodies pile up high for 11 years, since they brought us ideological austerity and conscious cruelty
How is anybody still surprised when they say it out loud
— Mrs Gee of the North 🟨🟥 #FreeTheNorth (@earthygirl011) April 26, 2021
The accusations have come at an unfortunate time for Johnson, who is also currently under fire following recent allegations from ex-chief advisor, Dominic Cummings.
Cummings has accused Johnson of planning for Conservative donors to “secretly pay” for the revamp of his flat.
This work reportedly cost up to £200,000. If any donors have contributed towards the fund, this should have been reported to the Electoral Commission, the body which ensures transparency in political funding.
Johnson has avoided speaking on the matter, stating “if there’s anything to be said about that, any declaration to be made, that will of course be made in due course.”
Safe to say, the Prime Minister is under a lot of pressure presently.
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