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Dominic Cummings Tells Committee He Overheard Prime Minister Say “Bodies Pile Up” After Ordering Second Lockdown | UK News

Dominic Cummings says he heard Boris Johnson say he would rather “let the bodies pile up” than hit the economy again with a third lockdown.

“I heard this in the Prime Minister’s study” immediately after Mr Johnson made the second lockdown decision on October 31, he said.

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Mr Cummings told a select committee the PM said he regretted ordering the first lockdown, and when he ordered the second he said he didn’t want to make the same mistake again.

The Prime Minister has repeatedly refused using this phrase.

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