Good night. The UK’s first national lockdown was seen as a “completely crazy idea”, Dominic Cummings told the Covid Inquiry.
Elsewhere, pro-Palestinian protesters mobbed Sir Keir Starmer’s car as he left a venue in central London where he had given a speech about the war between Israel and Hamas.
Dominic Cummings: Lockdown was considered a ‘crazy idea’
Dominic Cummings has told the UK Covid Inquiry The first national lockdown was seen as a “completely crazy idea”. Cummings said the prevailing view at the start of the pandemic was that there was “no way” nationwide restrictions could be introduced in Britain.
He made these statements during interrogation about what Actions and decisions taken by the Government at the beginning of 2020.
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Lee Cain’s betrayal will hurt Boris Johnson more than Dominic Cummings’
Lee Cain was the man who He supported Boris Johnson through thick and thin. Dominic Cummings was once their biggest cheerleader. But now both have turned against him in the Covid reckoning, leaving him hopelessly isolated as he tries to save his legacy.
For a man who sees a parallel to the classics in almost every setting, Johnson will see Cain’s evidence in the Covid investigation as something like an “Et tu, Brute?” moment.