Johnson at the Covid inquiry: behind a veil of responsibility, the finger of blame
Rare moments of candour from the former prime minister did little to assuage the anger of bereaved familiesCovid inquiry: Johnson accused of ‘shocking disrespect’ over party commentsSince being forced out of office last year, Boris Johnson will have had many moments to reflect on his time in Downing Street and to ponder what he might have done differently.At the UK Covid-19 inquiry on Thursday, he shared one of those reflections, and – perhaps u…
Former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends efforts to balance health and economy at COVID-19 inquiry
Boris Johnson defends his COVID-19 response at U.K. inquiry, admits mistakes. He was grilled about his "Eat Out to Help Out" programme and delays in imposing a second lockdown. Scientists testified they weren't consulted and it was obvious it would increase transmission risks. Johnson said he had no reason to question it. Matt Hancock argued thousands of lives could have been saved by earlier lockdown. Inquiry seeks to uncover lessons of pandemi…
Former U.K. leader Boris Johnson rejects notion he wanted to let COVID-19 'rip' through the population
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday rejected suggestions that he wanted to let COVID-19 "rip" through the population as he defended his handling of the pandemic during a second day of testimony at a public inquiry into the crisis.
"All Rubbish": Ex UK PM Boris Johnson On Allegations He "Let Covid Rip"
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Britain's COVID inquiry on Thursday that any suggestion he wanted to allow the virus to "let rip" was "rubbish" and "completely wrong". Johnson, prime minister between 2019 and 2022, faced a second day of questioning which examined the weeks before the second national lockdown in November 2020. The inquiry has heard evidence from former advisers that Johnson, fearing the impact on the economy, wanted to l…
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