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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Hon FRIBA (born 19 June 1964) is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson was Member of Parliament for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.
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Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak were happy to let people die from covid, inquiry hears

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Boris Johnson wanted to let Covid “rip” despite the fact people would die, while Rishi Sunak also thought that was “okay”, the public inquiry has heard.

The UK Covid Inquiry heard of the “shambolic” day on October 25 2020, when the country was heading towards a second national lockdown from chief scientific advisor Patrick Vallance’s pandemic diaries.

The diary entry highlights how the former prime minister wanted to let the virus spread.Johnson's most senior adviser, Dominic Cummings (DC), suggested Sunak also thought it was “okay” to just let people die.

Sunak was Chancellor at the time. The extract read: “PM meeting – begins to argue for letting it all rip. Saying yes there will be more casualties but so be it – ‘they have had a good innings’.“Not persuaded by (Jon) Edmunds, (Neil) Ferguson, (Jeremy) Farrar.

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