CABINET Office officers are mentioned to be fearful that Dominic Cummings is ready to accuse Boris Johnson, his former boss, of lacking key meetings on the Covid disaster as a result of he was working on a biography of William Shakespeare.
According to the Sunday Times, Johnson wanted the cash from the guide to fund his divorce from his second spouse Marina Wheeler.
The Prime Minister is claimed to have missed 5 Cobra emergency committee meetings initially of the coronavirus disaster.
Cummings has launched an offensive on social media in opposition to the planning for the pandemic, and accused his former boss of getting pursued a secret coverage of herd immunity to battle the virus that that may have led to “catastrophe”.
His feedback come forward of his proof to Wednesday’s joint listening to of the Commons well being and science committees.
It can be thought he’ll reveal damaging particulars of the choice to decant sufferers from hospitals into care houses, the place the virus claimed hundreds of lives.
Cummings mentioned planning for the pandemic was “AWOL” and “a disaster” and claimed that “awful decisions delayed everything” and made the primary lockdown mandatory.
He went on to accuse well being leaders of failing to get mass testing up and operating regardless of being informed by Johnson and the then Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill to deal with it as “a wartime project”.
Time, cash and lives have been “needlessly lost” he mentioned, because of Whitehall’s “awful process”.
He added: “If mass testing had been developed properly earlier in the year as it could and should have been … we would probably have avoided lockdowns two and three while awaiting [the] vaccine.”
Home Secretary Priti Patel denied Cummings’s herd immunity claims, telling the Andrew Marr Show: “Our strategy was always about protecting public health, saving lives and protecting the NHS.”