‘I saw men like me in intensive care… some of them were not going to make it’: Boris Johnson gets emotional as he tells inquiry about his Covid battle

‘I saw men like me in intensive care… some of them were not going to make it’: Boris Johnson gets emotional as he tells inquiry about his Covid battle

Boris Johnson opened up about his own personal battle with Covid today as he angrily dismissed claims that he did not care if people died from the virus.  The former prime minister recounted seeing ‘middle-aged men …quite like me’ in a London intensive care unit in 2020 and realising some of them were ‘not going … Read more

‘F*** YOU, Daily Mail!’ Covid Inquiry hears the cry then-PM (and now must-read columnist) Boris Johnson made at the height of the pandemic… proof everyone falls in love with us in the end!

‘F*** YOU, Daily Mail!’ Covid Inquiry hears the cry then-PM (and now must-read columnist) Boris Johnson made at the height of the pandemic… proof everyone falls in love with us in the end!

By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 22:15 GMT, 7 December 2023 | Updated: 23:24 GMT, 7 December 2023 Today he is one of the Mail’s star Saturday columnists, delighting readers with his elegant, flamboyant use of language. But yesterday the Covid inquiry was shocked to hear that Boris Johnson exclaimed: ‘F*** YOU Daily Mail!’ at the … Read more

UK ‘could have avoided harsh lockdowns’: Short circuit-breakers ‘work better’ than prolonged restrictions, top scientist claims

UK ‘could have avoided harsh lockdowns’: Short circuit-breakers ‘work better’ than prolonged restrictions, top scientist claims

The UK could have been spared from ‘long, harsh’ Covid lockdowns if officials had imposed short circuit-breakers, the Government’s top scientist claimed today. Dame Angela McLean, who this year succeeded Sir Patrick Vallance as No10’s chief scientific adviser, said the measure would not have been as ‘damaging’. Circuit-breakers — a tight set of restrictions imposed for a … Read more

No10’s chief scientific adviser called Rishi Sunak ‘Dr Death’ after then-Chancellor’s ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme and branded fellow Covid adviser a ‘f***wit’

No10’s chief scientific adviser called Rishi Sunak ‘Dr Death’ after then-Chancellor’s ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme and branded fellow Covid adviser a ‘f***wit’

Rishi Sunak was described as ‘Dr Death’ by his now-most senior scientist during the pandemic, it emerged today at the Covid Inquiry. Dame Angela McLean, who this year succeeded Sir Patrick Vallance as No10’s chief scientific adviser, sent the WhatsApp message to a fellow Government adviser in a crunch meeting with former Prime Minister Boris Johnson … Read more

Rishi Sunak was branded ‘Dr Death’ by his now-top scientist during the pandemic, Covid Inquiry hears

Rishi Sunak was branded ‘Dr Death’ by his now-top scientist during the pandemic, Covid Inquiry hears

Dame Angela McLean also asked ‘who is this f***wit?’ when Carl Heneghan, director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, spoke in a Zoom meeting By Ryan Hooper For The Daily Mail Published: 22:23 BST, 19 October 2023 | Updated: 01:32 BST, 20 October 2023 Rishi Sunak was labelled ‘Dr Death’ by his now-most senior scientist … Read more

Covid guru Sir Patrick Vallance claims experts were used as ‘human shields’ for Government and officials ‘cherry-picked’ science to justify decisions

Covid guru Sir Patrick Vallance claims experts were used as ‘human shields’ for Government and officials ‘cherry-picked’ science to justify decisions

Experts were used as ‘human shields’ for the Government, whose officials ‘cherry-picked’ science to justify Covid decision-making, Sir Patrick Vallance‘s pandemic diaries claimed. The Chief Scientific Adviser, who regularly addressed the nation alongside ministers during press conferences, wrote that Downing Street sought to justify its actions by claiming they were ‘following the science’. And he accused … Read more

Coronavirus: Brits should NOT hug each other yet, SAGE expert says

Sir Mark Walport, SAGE adviser and former chief scientific adviser to the Government Britons should not hug other people until Covid case numbers are ‘very, very low’ and the size of the outbreak is much smaller than it is now, one of Number 10’s scientific advisers warned today.  Sir Mark Walport, who used to do … Read more

Sombre Boris Johnson marks exactly a year since first lockdown

A humbled Boris Johnson tonight gave a painfully frank assessment of the early days of the government’s coronavirus response – admitting it had been like fighting ‘in the dark’. At a sombre Downing Street briefing to mark the anniversary of the first lockdown, the PM tried to strike an optimistic note about the prospects for getting back … Read more

A year ago today, experts predicted UK coronavirus death toll could be just 20,000

One year ago today, Britain’s coronavirus crisis engulfed the nation in fear – but experts predicted the total death toll would stand at just 20,000.  The potential figure was dubbed a ‘good outcome’ but still ‘horrible’ by the Government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance when he addressed the Health Select Committee on March 17, 2020. … Read more

Boris Johnson accused of wasting money on ‘government propaganda’

Downing Street is under growing pressure to spell out how much taxpayers’ money was spent on the Government’s 30-minute documentary on the UK’s coronavirus vaccine roll-out.  Critics have labelled the video, entitled ‘A Beacon of Hope: The UK Vaccine Story’, a piece of ‘expensive government propaganda’ after a trailer for the film was unveiled.     Number 10 … Read more