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COVID-19: Dominic Cummings has yet to provide evidence to support explosive claims about the government’s response to the pandemic | Politics News

Dominic Cummings has yet to provide any evidence to back up claims he made during a marathon session on the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, MPs said.

Boris Johnson‘s former senior advisor do one number of explosive statements when he appeared before MPs last month.

He claimed that the Prime Minister had treated COVID-19[female[feminine like a “scary story”, the Secretary of Health Matt hancock should have been “fired for lying”, and many ministers were “literally skiing” as the pandemic developed early last year.

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Mr Cummings also said he heard Mr Johnson say he would rather see ‘the bodies pile up’ than go into a third lockdown – which the PM has categorically denied.

Further, he said the government’s claim that it had placed a “shield” around nursing homes during the first months of the pandemic was “complete nonsense.”

Mr Cummings said he would provide evidence to support his claims.

The science and technology committee and the health and welfare committee wrote to him on June 1, setting a deadline of last Friday (June 4) for the material.

On Wednesday, they released the letter in its entirety.

“We posted our letter to Dominic Cummings requesting supporting documents and evidence,” the Science and Technology Committee said in a tweet.

“To date, we have not received a response.

In their letter, the commissions say Mr. Cummings made “several serious allegations.”

“We understand that it is not possible to provide documentary evidence of these conversations,” note the deputies.

“However, we are sure you understand that without further evidence, we must consider these allegations to be unfounded.”

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This notice was published: 2021-06-09 12:26:00

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