LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris John Onsson called a media report “complete rubbish” saying he would rather see “thousands of taller bodies” than the third national blockade on earth.
The Daily Mail claimed that John Onson made the comment during a heated debate in late October, when his government imposed a second blockade to fight the coronavirus. The third blockade was ordered in January, when infections resumed due to a new, more contagious version of the virus.
The Daily Mail did not cite the source of the allegation, but there were a number of leaks from John Onson’s 10 Downing St. office that are being investigated by government officials. The BBC և ITV reported that they were also told about the “bodies” remark.
John Onson said on Monday that the accusation was “common, common rubbish.”
Most of last year, Britain spent most of its business life trying to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, which killed more than 127,000 people, the highest in Europe. Restrictions are gradually easing with a mass vaccination campaign that has given at least one dose of the vaccine to half of the UK population.
Government Secretary Michael Gow said John Onson was taking the blocking decision very seriously.
“This is a prime minister who was in hospital in intensive care,” Gov said. “The idea that he would say anything like that is unbelievable.”
The lawsuit is the latest in a series of high-profile allegations of hostility against Ron Onson and his Conservative government in the run-up to next week’s local and regional elections.
Former First Deputy Prime Minister Dominique Cummings said last week that John Onson was seeking conservative party donors to fund the renovation of Prime Minister Downing Street. Cummings, who quit his job late last year, said he had told John Onson that the program was “immoral, stupid, possibly illegal.”
According to John Onson’s office, the Prime Minister paid for the renovation of the apartment where he lives with the bride Carrie Simmonds and their young son Wilfred, although it is not specified whether he borrowed the money for the work.
The Electoral Commission, which oversees Britain’s political finances, has said it is seeking answers from the Conservative Party on whether any money should have been declared under the law on political donations.
John Onson denied that he had done anything wrong when he exchanged text messages with a wealthy industrialist, promising to “fix” tax rules for himself.
The exchange took place in March 2020, when Son Onson was trying to persuade vacuum cleaner tycoon James Ames Dyson to build National Health Service air conditioners. Dyson, who lives in Singapore, was looking for assurances that his staff would not have to pay extra taxes if they came to the UK to work on the project.
John Onson said he would not apologize for “changing the heavens and the earth” to provide vital medical equipment in emergencies.
One of John Onson’s conservative predecessors, former Prime Minister David Cameron, also faces charges of robbery for his lobbying at the now-defunct financial services company Greensil Capital, the founder of which he worked as an adviser to. Cameron denies wrongdoing.
Opposition Labor leader Kir Starmer said the “drop, drop, drop” of accusations undermines people’s confidence in politics.
“We need to get to the bottom of it, we need strong proposals for change,” he said. “Because I think for many people, this is starting to seem very strong, as a rule for themselves, another rule for everyone.”