Shocking revelations at the COVID Inquiry implicate Rishi Sunak in controversial pandemic decisions, as recounted by Sir Patrick Vallance and Dominic Cummings.
The UK’s COVID-19 inquiry has been rocked by a bombshell accusation against Rishi Sunak, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer. As per Sir Patrick Vallance’s testimony, Sunak reportedly suggested during a crucial meeting that the government should “just let people die” amidst debates over implementing a second lockdown.
This startling claim comes from a diary entry by Sir Patrick, dated October 25, 2020, describing a “shambolic” meeting with then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Johnson is noted to have advocated for “letting it all rip” in response to the pandemic, a stance allegedly supported by today’s PM Sunak. Dominic Cummings, Johnson’s senior adviser at the time, is quoted as saying, “Rishi says just let people die and that’s okay.”
However, Sir Patrick clarified that he did not personally hear Mr. Sunak express this opinion, but was conveying what Cummings had stated in the meeting. This revelation represents one of the most severe accusations directed at a senior government official during the inquiry, raising serious questions about the ethical and moral compass guiding the UK’s pandemic response.
Additionally, the inquiry uncovered a clash between the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and government officials over the “Rule of Six” policy. A diary entry by Sir Patrick from October 15, 2020, reveals that while SAGE suggested exempting children from this rule, both the chief scientific adviser and the government rejected this idea, further highlighting the complex interplay between scientific advice and political decisions during the pandemic.
These revelations have intensified scrutiny over the government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis, particularly the ethical considerations underpinning its decision-making processes. Story Source