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Boris Johnson is a politician in the United Kingdom, who is the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. But, the former Mayor of London proved he can be just as blunt as he comes under fire after a video emerged of him appearing to swear at home secretary Matt Hancock in a meeting about elderly care.
Boris Johnson reportedly dropped the F-bomb in a furious tirade against Matt Hancock (Photo: PA; EPA) Boris Johnson has reportedly launched an unusual four-letter tirade against Matt Hancock over the shortage of nurses during the pandemic. The Prime Minister was reportedly furious after learning that infected patients had been discharged from hospital after he himself battled the coronavirus. Mr. Johnson came down hard on the Minister of Health, saying: So what, the statement says. The alleged profanity came to light days after former Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings sharply criticised the government’s handling of the pandemic. Mr Cummings said Mr Hancock should have been sacked for lying to ministers and for his criminal and disgraceful conduct in relation to the coronavirus tests. The health minister maintains that he did not see Mr. Cummings testify before the joint government committee because he was too busy saving lives. But there are reports that Mr Hancock had been warned about the risks of transferring patients from hospitals to care homes, but took no action. On the 26th. In March last year, days after the country’s lockdown, he received an email from social services officials alleging that nursing homes were being pressured to admit people with symptoms of Covid but who had not been tested for the virus, The Times reported. Johnson was reportedly furious, but sources say it would have been intolerable to sack his health minister during a pandemic (Photo: PA) The Prime Minister, who celebrated his wedding to fiancée Carrie Symonds this weekend, was informed of the testing fiasco while he was in hospital with the coronavirus (Photo: Rebecca Fulton/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images) Mr. Johnson was reportedly informed of the testing fiasco while he was in intensive care. Three ministers have reportedly asked for Mr Hancock to be removed from office – but the Prime Minister appears to have responded: It would be unbearable to send my health minister back to the middle of a pandemic. An insider reportedly told The Sun: Boris was returning from a treatment centre in Chequers when he heard the news. He was furious. Matt told him there would be tests. He couldn’t understand why they didn’t. For a moment he became angry with Matt and yelled at him: What the hell? At least three ministers have told Boris Matt should be sacked. Mr Hancock has come under fire, including from Dominic Cummings, for his actions on the pandemic (Photo: PA) Mr. Cummings also lashed out at his former boss, calling Mr. Johnson unfit for his job. The prime minister, who secretly married his fiancée Carrie Symonds at the weekend, was distracted during a difficult period in his private life, according to a former aide. The chairmen of the Joint Committee, Jeremy Hunt and Greg Clark, are expected to write a letter to Mr Cummings asking for evidence to back up his claims that Mr Hancock lied, reports the Guardian. Dominic Cummings has been asked to provide evidence for the allegations against Health Minister Matt Hancock (Photo: REUTERS) The health minister dismissed the allegations as baseless and untrue in his speech to the House of Commons, telling MPs: I have always been open with people, both in public and in my private life. Before the hearing, it was reported that Mr. Cummings planned to napalm the Tory leader in retaliation. Johnson insists he followed the science and denies ignoring expert advice after being sharply attacked by his former adviser. He told Sky News that the government had to make a series of incredibly difficult decisions, none of which were taken lightly. Contact our team of journalists by sending an email to [email protected] Check out our news page for more stories like this.