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Response to Emrys (Original post)

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.


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

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