Dominic Cummings has been talking to MPs in regards to the UK authorities’s dealing with of Covid-19.
The previous chief aide mentioned Boris Johnson had initially dismissed Covid as a “scare story” and the UK had been too sluggish to lock down.
Mr Johnson hit again at a few of his allegations, insisting that the federal government’s precedence had at all times been to “save lives”.
Mr Cummings additionally urged that Well being Secretary Matt Hancock ought to have been sacked for quite a few failings, accusing him of “mendacity” to individuals.
A spokesman for Mr Hancock mentioned: “We completely reject Mr Cummings’ claims in regards to the well being secretary.”