Monday 26 April 2021 / 7:58 AM Coronavirus

Labour responds to reports that Boris Johnson said he would rather see “bodies pile high in their thousands” than order a third lockdown

A Labour Party spokesperson, responding to The Daily Mail’s report that Boris Johnson said he would rather see ‘bodies pile high in their thousands’ than order a third lockdown, said:

“If this report is true, then these are truly shocking and sickening comments from Boris Johnson. It is hard to imagine how families who have lost loved ones to COVID will feel reading them. Boris Johnson must make a public statement as soon as possible in his response to this report.”