Piers Morgan reacts to Dominic Cummings’ damning testimony (Picture: Ben Cawthra/Rex)
Former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan has apologised for not going ‘harder’ when holding the ‘Government to account’ after Dominic Cummings’ shocking testimony over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday May 26, Cummings – the former adviser of Prime Minister Boris Johnson – launched a scathing attack on the government’s Covid-19 response.
Cummings admitted to MPs that the government ‘fell disastrously short of the standards the public has a right to expect’ during the pandemic, making a series of damaging allegations, including the claim that Johnson was willing to be injected with coronavirus on live TV to show the public it was ‘just the new swine flu’.
The political strategist said that several ministers were on holiday at the start of the pandemic, and also revealed that the government had a lockdown plan which included a section on ‘who do we not save?’
Cummings’ admissions have sparked shocked among many people, including ex-GMB host Morgan.
In a tweet, Morgan slammed the ‘terrifying level of incompetence’ laid bare by Cummings’ revelations.
‘Wow. Cummings is confirming everything I feared about our Government’s appalling handling of this Pandemic,’ he wrote.
‘His testimony is utterly devastating & exposes a terrifying level of incompetence & deceit led by Boris Johnson & Matt Hancock that cost 1000s of lives. Heads should roll.’
In a second tweet, Morgan wrote that he’d ‘like to sincerely apologise for the way I held the Govt to account during this Pandemic’, having discussed the government at length while a presenter on GMB.
Dominic Cummings delivers his damning testimony (Picture: Parliament.tv)
‘It’s quite clear from Cummings’ shocking testimony that I should have gone much much harder. Sorry,’ he tweeted.
The former top aide told the Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee during his testimony that Health Secretary Matt Hancock should have been fired over 15 or 20 things during the pandemic.
When asked to rate Hancock’s performance as Health Secretary, he responded: ‘I think that the Secretary of State of Health should have been fired for at least 15, 20 things, including lying to everybody, in multiple occasions, in meeting after meeting in the cabinet room, and publicly.’
Morgan recently revealed that the Prime Minister snubbed an invitation to appear on his ITV programme Life Stories, with Labour leader Keir Starmer set to appear in the first episode of the new series on June 1.
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