Cummings’ charges are met by a retort from Hancock and Johnson, but they don’t react to direct inquiries.
Dominic Cummings’ outrageous attacks of Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock have elicited a response from each of them.
However, both chose to detract from the main allegations by claiming that they were only focused on guiding the country through the pandemic.
As he struggled to keep his job, Health Secretary Mr Hancock said Dominic Cummings’ “unsubstantiated” claims against him were “not true.”
Mr Hancock was constantly accused of lying, being disastrously incompetent, and being dismissed on many occasions throughout the pandemic, according to the Prime Minister’s former staffer.
Mr Hancock was forced to respond to the charges in the House of Commons, saying: “These baseless assertions about honesty are not accurate.”
“I’ve always been honest with people, both in public and in private.”
Direct inquiries from MPs on care facilities and testing, on the other hand, he dodged.
Mr Johnson, who was accused of being unfit for leadership by a former adviser, refuted Mr Cummings’ accusation that government failures resulted in tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths.
When asked if the deaths were caused by his “activity or omission,” Mr Johnson replied, “No, I don’t believe so.”
“Of course, this has been a tumultuous series of decisions, and none of them have been taken lightly.”
“At every point, we have been guided by a resolve to safeguard life,” he said.
“I have previously made my position quite plain on that point,” Boris Johnson replied when asked if he would rather see “bodies pile high” than order a third lockdown.
“I’m focusing on giving the road map that I believe is the most sensible path forward.”
Mr Johnson has already denied making the remark, which Dominic Cummings claimed he overheard from Mr Johnson in his Downing Street study.
Mr Johnson evaded the subject when asked if Mr Cummings stated the truth.
When asked if he agreed with Mr Cummings’ statements, the Prime Minister replied, “I make no remark on that.”
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