The BBC reports:
Boris Johnson suggested that “bodies could pile high” during a heated discussion in No 10 in the autumn about lockdown, sources familiar with the conversation have told the BBC.
On Monday, the Daily Mail reported that Mr Johnson had said “let the bodies pile high in their thousands” rather than order a third lockdown. The PM denied making the remarks, adding that lockdowns had worked.
The “pile high” comments are said to have been made at the end of October when the government announced there would be a second lockdown in England following a sharp rise in coronavirus cases.
Read the full article.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson did say “bodies could pile high” during heated lockdown discussion, BBC told https://t.co/uM7mN0315B
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 26, 2021
Whoa—Boris Johnson said he ‘would rather let bodies pile high’ than impose third lockdown. They say Johnson lost his temper and “raged” after agreeing to new restrictions in late October 2020.
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) April 26, 2021
It looks increasingly certain @BorisJohnson did make these appalling comments, with more eyewitnesses coming forward.
The Prime Minister must come to Parliament to answer these allegations. If they are true, he must do the only honourable thing – resign.https://t.co/qtiYHEzZGD
— Ian Blackford (@Ianblackford_MP) April 26, 2021