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Boris Johnson asked his most senior scientific advisers if blowing a "special hair dryer" up your nose could kill COVID, according to Dominic Cummings.

Mr Cummings's full evidence statement to the COVID inquiry has been revealed, following his blockbuster in-person grilling on Tuesday.

In the document, which runs for more than 100 pages, Mr Johnson's former chief of staff - who has since become a vocal critic of the former prime minister - outlines a number of uncomplimentary scenarios which he says occurred at the top of government.

Mr Cummings wrote: "A low point was when he circulated a video of a guy blowing a special hair dryer up his nose 'to kill COVID' and asked [Sir Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance] what they thought."

Mr Cummings also claims that, within Downing Street, there was uncertainty about whether the prime minister himself was "the source of false stories".

The former adviser raises a story that claimed the government "had brought in masks because of focus groups even though we knew they didn't work."

This was "the opposite of the truth", according to Mr Cummings.

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By:
impossible123
When: 02 Nov 23 09:28
No wonder the people at No 10 or had business with No 10 were constantly and repeatedly contracting Covid eg Ministers and officials including Bojo were afflicted.
By:
SirNorbertClarke
When: 02 Nov 23 09:39
It's not just Johnson and it's not just the Tories.

These politicians have no qualifications for the jobs they do.

In America is someone is nominated for a post, say to be the Secretary for Agriculture, they are grilled by a committee on what they know. If the committee doesn't like what they hear they are rejected.

In the UK is an idiot such as Johnson says his Nanny should be a minister for agriculture he simply enobles them and they are a minister for agriculture
By:
lfc1971
When: 02 Nov 23 10:03
Americas minister for agriculture Thomas J Vilsack
received his bachelors degree from Hamilton College
and his Law degree from Albany Law School , New York

Britains Minister of State  for Food, Farming and Fisheries
Mark Steven Spencer : qualified at Shuttleworth Agricultural College
Bedfordshire , before joining the family farm business
A former diary farm , the farm diversified into growing potatoes and
vegetables and producing free range eggs and beef and lamb , and
employing around 50 local people . Spencer was chairman of the
National Federation of Young Farmers clubs from 1999 -2000
Spencer was a trustee of the Royal Agricultural Society of England
and for three years the honorary show director of the Royal Show
Additionally he is a fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society
By:
Pleasegivemeanailedontip
When: 02 Nov 23 10:45
This wasnt a low point for Boris. He asked some scientists a science question, so what. This probably ranks as one of his good days.

Yes Boris is an idiot but this anecdote says more about Doms smugness than Boris stupidity.
By:
saddo
When: 02 Nov 23 11:39
Sounds like he was asking if direct heat would kill a virus, I expect this was around the time when people were asking if they should wash their shopping when it was delivered, or drive alone with a mask on.
By:
impossible123
When: 02 Nov 23 12:47
Indeed. A lecturer will only give a lecture on the subject or topic he/she is proficient about; a political minister/appointee not necessarily so eg Ms Dido Harding.
By:
lapsy pa
When: 02 Nov 23 13:00
Tbf Dom hasn't a hair dryer.
By:
saddo
When: 02 Nov 23 13:02
You think the question was illogical/ridiculous lapsy? Bias aside like.
By:
SirNorbertClarke
When: 02 Nov 23 13:14
Americas minister for agriculture Thomas J Vilsack
received his bachelors degree from Hamilton College
and his Law degree from Albany Law School , New York

Britains Minister of State  for Food, Farming and Fisheries
Mark Steven Spencer : qualified at Shuttleworth Agricultural College
Bedfordshire , before joining the family farm business
A former diary farm , the farm diversified into growing potatoes and
vegetables and producing free range eggs and beef and lamb , and
employing around 50 local people . Spencer was chairman of the
National Federation of Young Farmers clubs from 1999 -2000
Spencer was a trustee of the Royal Agricultural Society of England
and for three years the honorary show director of the Royal Show
Additionally he is a fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society


President-elect Barack Obama announced Tom Vilsack's selection to be Secretary of Agriculture on December 17, 2008. His nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate by unanimous consent on January 20, 2009.

Reaction to Vilsack's nomination from agricultural groups was largely positive and included endorsements from the Corn Refiners Association, the National Grain and Feed Association, the National Farmers Union, the American Farm Bureau Federation, and the Environmental Defense Fund.

Now let's look at Grant Shapps


Grant Shapps was educated at Yorke Mead Primary School, Watford Grammar School for Boys, where he achieved 5 'O' Levels, and at Cassio College in Watford, where he studied business and finance. He subsequently completed a business and finance course at Manchester Polytechnic, and received a Higher National Diploma.

Precisely what qualifies Shapps to be;

Minister for Defence?
Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero?
Home Secretary?
Secretary of State for Transport?
Minister of State for International Development?
Minister of State for Housing and Local Government?
By:
lapsy pa
When: 02 Nov 23 13:25
Saddo i thought it a bit naive and that episode was harmless,dead cat really. The 'pile them high' and feck the oldies a different story though at that very early point.
By:
SirNorbertClarke
When: 02 Nov 23 13:32
Adolf Vilsack was governor of Iowa and was grilled by a committee before he was appointed secretary of Agriculture so I think he is well qualified.



I notice you avoided all mention of polytechnic graduate and super minister Grant Shapps  LaughLaughLaughLaugh
By:
nineteen points
When: 02 Nov 23 13:36
saddo,you forgot the metre high perspex shield,or even the,stand up in pub and put mask on to walk to toilet. Laugh
By:
lfc1971
When: 02 Nov 23 13:38
Noblet I’m not going over every American politician ..
to see if they’re qualified for the job .. it’s a waste of time
as you don’t have the facility to understand .. or even think
clearly and consistently and logically

In the meantime I suggest you praise the Tories for having
such a very highly qualified person as Secretary of State for
Food , farming and fisheries ….
By:
lfc1971
When: 02 Nov 23 13:40
They don’t teach logical thinking in schools nowadays
and some people .. such as noblet don’t have the natural facility Sad
By:
saddo
When: 02 Nov 23 13:43
nineteen points 02 Nov 23 12:36 
saddo,you forgot the metre high perspex shield,or even the,stand up in pub and put mask on to walk to toilet.

.................

I made decent money delivering hundreds of perspex shields to Wimbledon for a few weeks Happy.
By:
Whisperingdeath
When: 02 Nov 23 13:44
Blowing hot air up his hooter is far from Doris’ worst moment as possibly the second worst Prime Minister this country had ever seen

Tgd chancer has been a disaster for the country
By:
SirNorbertClarke
When: 02 Nov 23 13:57
Adolf still avoiding all mention of polytechnic graduate and super minister Grant Shapps   LaughLaughLaughLaugh
By:
SirNorbertClarke
When: 02 Nov 23 13:58
And of course UK farmers are doing so well after Brexit LaughLaughLaughLaugh
By:
lfc1971
When: 02 Nov 23 14:01
^ qed , too stupid to know how stupid he is

We will leave it there
By:
lfc1971
When: 02 Nov 23 14:05
Oh and your dishonesty  noblet
intellectual and moral makes your stupidity much worse
It’s not a good combination
By:
irishone
When: 02 Nov 23 15:06
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And of course UK farmers are doing so well after Brexit



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By:
irishone
When: 02 Nov 23 15:10
lfc1971
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Noblet I’m not going over every American politician ..
to see if they’re qualified for the job .. it’s a waste of time
as you don’t have the facility to understand .. or even think
clearly and consistently and logically


LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

lfc197117 Oct 23 09:52Joined: 06 Nov 11 | Topic/replies: 72,679   I’m an idiot
By lfc1971 on 1 Dec 22 12:14   I tell lies
lfc1971 • October 22, 2023 4:53 PM BST
Do you know my mother wrote me off as a complete failure and do you know , she was right


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By:
SirNorbertClarke
When: 02 Nov 23 15:24
Faced with explaining the rise of polytechnic graduate Grant Shapps rise to the top of British government Eastbourne Adolf left the thread LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
By:
----you-have-to-laugh---
When: 02 Nov 23 16:03
So Johnson has loads of advisors but watches a YouTube video
and thinks his advisors might have missed the
art of blasting a hair dryer up yer hooter.

Maybe trumps sticking a bright light down yer throat
or drinking bleach, or swimming pool cleaner was a similar
great idea deserving further research.

Or the YouTube watching idiots are worried some
of the sh1te they've posted is sh1te
By:
acey deucy
When: 02 Nov 23 16:36
By:
nineteen points
When: 02 Nov 23 16:48
did the youtube watching idiots advise wearing a cotton dusk mask to stop a virus? or did they advocate putting a metre square perspex shield to keep that virus from spreading? saddo liked that one mind
By:
Dr Crippen
When: 02 Nov 23 16:55
Nineteen pints is off his rocker.
By:
nineteen points
When: 02 Nov 23 17:03
as much as folk who wore a silk scarf over their face to protect someone else from catching a virus?
By:
SirNorbertClarke
When: 02 Nov 23 17:05
Why do surgeons wear masks when they are operating?
By:
nineteen points
When: 02 Nov 23 17:08
does everyone in operating theatre wear one?
By:
Whisperingdeath
When: 02 Nov 23 17:19
Even the patient does!

So yoh don’t wear face panties nineteen. Let’s hope yoh don’t need surgery

The labotomy will have to waitLaugh
By:
Pleasegivemeanailedontip
When: 02 Nov 23 17:37
They wear masks for the same reason they wear hats, aprons and glasses. In case theres a squirter.

If there was a risk of contagion surely they would wear something a bit more robust
By:
nineteen points
When: 02 Nov 23 18:06
thats strange whisper,just had 2 ops in recent months and no one in theatre had mask on,or hospital come to think of it.must just be in your world
By:
Whisperingdeath
When: 02 Nov 23 20:11
Sticking in an enema is hardly an operation nineteen!
By:
nineteen points
When: 02 Nov 23 20:24
buffoonery does not hide your inability to answer
By:
Whisperingdeath
When: 02 Nov 23 20:29
Laugh

Just a big of fun. Lucky I was not in charge of protecting our people at the time of Covid…….. although J would have done a better job than Doris and his buffoons don’t you agree?
By:
nineteen points
When: 02 Nov 23 20:50
without a doubt
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