* Contains some strong language* Boris Johnson’s onetime principal consultant Dominic Cummings has made a series of explosive alleges about mistakes made by the government in handling coronavirus. But what effect will they have? Please subscribe HERE http :// bit.ly/ 1rbfUog

The PM’s former honcho aide-de-camp said Boris Johnson had initially rejected Covid as a “scare story” and said the UK had been too slow to fasten down.

And he claimed Health Secretary Matt Hancock had lied on multiple moments and should have been fired.

“Tens of thousands of people died, who didn’t need to die, ” said Mr Cummings.

In a marathon seven hour indication hearing, Mr Cummings told a committee: “The truth is that elderly ambassadors, senior officials, major advisers like me descended disastrously short of the standards that the public has a right to expect of its government in a crisis like this.”

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