According to the Mail (not a source quoted that often here):
Boris Johnson said he would rather see ‘bodies pile high in their thousands’ than order a third lockdown, it was claimed last night.
The explosive remark is said to have come after he reluctantly imposed the second lockdown, sources told the Mail.
The source is, of course, widely presumed to the Dominic Cummings. I have little doubt that this is true. And the timing is interesting. It seems likely it happened after the Great Barrington crowd argued against lockdown at Downing Street, leading to deferral of the second lockdown and tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths. Johnson did get what he wanted.
But the real question is, who could trust a person who did say this, as I rather strongly suspect is the case?
What kind of ethic is that?
And what was the basis of the value judgement behind this?
The alternative was for what?
There are now ample allegations against the Prime Minister of financial corruption, some of which are eventually going to stick. But the ethical corruption really is worse. And both suggest his time should be up.
The only thing we might ever have to thank Dominic Cummings for is the fact that it looks like he wishes for revenge, and will get it.