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The Slog

I can shed some light on the lead story in today’s Daily Telegraph, in which it is “revealed” that the PM ‘overruled Government scientists who pressed for national lockdown measures such as stopping all household mixing and closing all pubs’.

In fact, Rishi Sunak saw the Covidiots coming, and made it clear to the PM that if he acquiesced in their lunacy, he would resign forthwith. Privy to this information, Dominic Cummings told BoJo that he must be seen to have overridden the “scientists”, and the two men duly arranged for the Telegraph leak.

In reality, Johnson merely told the scientists he would weigh their advice and think about it.

All this may seem academic, but it is no such thing. Part of the official, written advice given to the PM was as follows:

‘failure to take such measures could result in a very large epidemic with catastrophic consequences’


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