Monday, 26 Apr 2021
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove arrives to attend a Cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, Britain December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
LONDON (Reuters) – Senior British minister Michael Gove said on Monday he did not hear Prime Minister Boris Johnson make a comment that he would rather bodies piled “high in their thousands” than order a third coronavirus lockdown.
Asked about the remarks, as reported by the Daily Mail newspaper, Gove told parliament: “The idea that he would say any such thing I find incredible. I was in that room, I never heard language of that kind.”
(Reporting by William James; editing by Michael Holden)