Twitter users have reacted to the reason why Boris Johnson allegedly missed key coronavirus crisis meetings.
According to The Sunday Times, the government is worried Dominic Cummings will reveal the prime minister skipped the discussions because he was working on a biography of Shakespeare.
What’s more, Johnson was reportedly going to use the money from the biography to fund his divorce.
It comes as Dominic Cummings has launched a renewed Twitter tirade in which he repeated claims the government had planned to let coronavirus spread through the country to build “herd immunity”, despite being denied by Government.
In his latest tweets, Mr Cummings wrote: “Herd immunity wasn’t ‘a secret strategy’, it was THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC EXPLAINED ON TV/RADIO STRATEGY!”
43/ Lots of hacks have lost their minds. Herd immunity wasn’t ‘a secret strategy’, it was THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC EXPLAINED ON TV/RADIO STRATEGY! Halpern, on SAGE, literally explained it on radio explicitly, 11/3/20, as did others!!— Dominic Cummings (@Dominic2306) May 23, 2021
Looks like we’ll soon find out if political ratings are affected by spending 27 grand on takeaways & missing Cobra meetings cos you were hacking out a crap book to meet divorce expenses…or whether we’re totally through-the-looking-glass. Either way, quite a time to be alive— John Harris (@johnharris1969) May 23, 2021
Er, why does the Prime Minister have time to work on a book? I’m not saying he should be working 24/7, but I don’t think it is unfair to expect running the country to be, like, the thing he does when not relaxing. https://t.co/8JCkEI1NTu— James O’Malley (@Psythor) May 22, 2021
Given the choice between a Boris Johnson book about Shakespeare or your Nan not dying, how many times do you want to punch the Prime Minister in the face?— Kim Newman (@AnnoDracula) May 23, 2021
BREAKING: No10 describes the claim that Boris Johnson missed coronavirus meetings to work on a biography of Shakespeare as “total nonsense” He was writing two books, one Pro and one Anti-Shakespeare.— The DM Reporter (@DMReporter) May 23, 2021
I for one think it’s wonderful that the health of the nation was sacrificed for the sake of Boris penned Shakespeare biography https://t.co/TFPRO88vgY— Rosie Holt (@RosieisaHolt) May 23, 2021
So here’s a thing. On Feb 5 2020, a day he’s accused of skipping a Cobra meeting to write his Shakespeare book, Boris went on an extended, unprompted monologue about the Bard during People’s PMQs. https://t.co/TXspWHSXuL https://t.co/lUKg4eNlp9— Mikey Smith (@mikeysmith) May 23, 2021