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PM defends handling of Covid after Cummings claims
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PM defends handling of Covid after Cummings claims

Boris Johnson has defended his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying none of the decisions have been easy. The prime minister has come under fire from his former chief adviser Dominic Cummings during an explosive appearance before MPs this morning. Mr Cummings claimed the government failed the public when they needed them most and that the PM initially considered COVID a scare story like swine flu. Keir Starmer used his weekly chance to question the prime minister to bring up some of the most serious allegations made by Mr Johnson's former adviser. The PM denied that his inaction led to needless deaths at the beginning of the pandemic and in reference to Mr Cummings accusing him of failing to realise the severity of COVID-19, he said: I don't think anybody can accuse this gover...