LONDON (Sputnik) – The leader of the Scottish National Party in the UK Parliament, Ian Blackford, said on Monday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson should resign if media reports claiming that he had allegedly said that he would rather see “bodies pile high in their thousands” than impose a third COVID-19 lockdown are true.
“These comments are utterly abhorrent. If they are true, Boris Johnson has a duty to resign”, Blackford wrote on his official Tweeter account.
The SNP lawmaker also said that Johnson must come to Parliament to give a statement and face questioning “on these shocking claims and the growing Tory sleaze scandal engulfing Westminster”.
Citing unnamed sources, the Daily Mail newspaper online edition claimed on Sunday evening that after ordering a second COVID-19 lockdown in October, the Conservative prime minister had said: “No more ****ing lockdowns – let the bodies pile high in their thousands!”