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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 04:38 PM

8. Some corroboration from ITV News's Robert Peston: there may be at least three sources

To be clear, Downing Street has issued a straight denial that the prime minister ranted in that extreme way about how there would never be a third lockdown (which of course there has been).

That said, I am told he shouted it in his study just after he agreed to the second lockdown "in a rage". The doors to the Cabinet room and outer office were allegedly open and supposedly a number of people heard.

I am bothering to repeat this assertion about what the prime minister said because two eyewitnesses - or perhaps I should say "ear witnesses" - have corroborated the Daily Mail's account to me.

Also these sources insist they did not brief the Mail, so that suggests there are three sources.

https://www.itv.com/news/2021-04-26/robert-peston-boris-johnson-did-make-bodies-pile-high-in-their-thousands-comment


Peston, like Kuenssberg, is often criticized for being a government stenographer, so his chiming in in these terms is interesting.

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