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Response to abqtommy (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 02:54 PM

5. The Guardian has nothing so far except the all too predictable denials from government sources.

The BBC report also quotes such denials, but it's probably of some interest that the subhead on the story now reads (all italics mine):

"Boris Johnson suggested that "bodies could pile high" during a heated discussion in No 10 in the autumn about lockdown, sources familiar with the conversation have told the BBC."

rather than the wording it carried when I first posted it:

"Prime Minister Boris Johnson did make remarks suggesting that "bodies could pile high" during a heated discussion about lockdown in Downing Street in the autumn, the BBC has been told."

That new wording sounds somewhat firmer and implies there's more than one source in corroboration.

Expecting there to be video confirmation is setting an extremely high bar as meetings in Downing Street don't take place under those conditions. There's also unlikely to be a recording for similar reasons, so all we have is the usual "sources".

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