Lord Frost says Covid’s prime minister’s “freedom instincts” are “very strong”, but his advisers have disappointed him

Lord Frost fears that Boris Johnson’s “very strong instincts of freedom” have been ignored in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic when he accused the prime minister’s adviser of “not serving him well.”

The former Brexit minister said he had often seen the now-fighting prime minister “snoop on information, and you weren’t there” – adding that he believed the departure of former special adviser Dominic Cummings and his “strategic brain” had damaged the government.

A House of Lords colleague (56) called for a complete rethink of Britain’s Covid strategy, calling blocking “inhuman” and “unavailable” and for it to be excluded from any future pandemic plans. .

He also demanded the end of vaccination passports and veils, which he said “did not work” and were only part of the “Covid Theater”.

This happened after he dramatically resigned his government last month after announcing that Britain would take Plan B measures to combat the rise in Covid cases caused by Omicron.

Lord Frost told the Telegraph, “I did not agree with Plan B measures such as masks and vaccine passports. That’s why I resigned. “

He added: “People will look back globally over the last few years and will consider locking to be a pretty serious public policy mistake.

Lord Frost (pictured) said Boris Johnson’s government must also abolish vaccine passports and masks, which he said “do not work” and are only part of the “Covid Theater”.

An Oxford graduate and peer also said he feared the “very strong instincts of freedom” of the involved prime minister were being ignored in dealing with the pandemic and that those surrounding the Conservative leaders had disappointed him (pictured: Boris Johnson during an election visit). district in December)

“I’d like to see the government rule out locks in the future, repeal the legislation and end it – we can’t afford the locks and they don’t work.”

Lord Frost called the blocking “inhuman” and accused Mr Johnson’s government of “guilty of failing to admit the evidence” in its response to the pandemic.

“There have not been enough internal debates, enough votes have challenged epidemiologists and stressed the economy in order to come to terms with compromises,” he said.

He added: “We need to stop doing the Covid Theater – vaccines, masks, things that don’t work – and focus on what works, such as ventilation, antivirals, the proper capacity of the hospital. That is what we need to prioritize in the future. ”

According to Lord Frost, Mr. Johnson has “very strong” instincts for freedom, but he did not let them take control of Covid.

However, he claimed that the conservative leader “was not served by everyone around him” and claimed that he often saw him “snooping on information, and you are not there.”

He suggested that the departure of former Special Adviser Dominic Cummings damage the government.

“I am a great admirer of Dom – I disagree with him on everything,” said Lord Frost.

“But I think his strategic brain, clarity of mind and ability to focus on goals were and are really important. He’s not the only person who can do it, but you need someone to run the No. 10 machine efficiently and keep everything in line, and that’s what needs to be done all the time. ”

It comes when Mr Johnson is currently fighting for his political survival amid the ongoing Partygate scandal.

It is understood that up to 30 letters of no confidence were submitted to Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the Conservative Members’ Committee of 1922. If more than 15 percent of the party’s deputies send the letters, they must vote for the leadership.

Mr Johnson was forced to apologize to parliament this week after a bomb e-mail revealed that his chief private secretary, Martin Reynolds, had invited more than 100 staff to the stately No10 Gardens on May 20 to ‘make the most of the beautiful weather’ – he told guests to they brought their own alcohol.

The scandal reached new heights on Friday, claiming that No. 10 hosted “Friday with Wine” each week throughout the pandemic that Mr. Johnson allegedly participated in.

Employees even invested in a 142-pound beverage refrigerator to keep their beer, prosecco and wine cool, with the prime minister urging assistants to “release steam” at a time when the British were banned from hanging out, sources told The Mirror.

Lord Frost said people have a right to be upset about the scandal.

At the May 20 party, he said: “I don’t know anything about e-mail or the party.

“I did other things. But I fully understand why the public is upset – he’s right. ”

Although no longer a member of the prime minister’s cabinet, he followed the party line and added, “Sue Gray [as Second Permanent Secretary to the Cabinet Office] he looks at it and he can’t be a better person – we have to wait for him to come to a conclusion. ”

Sources say ministers intend to lift Covid’s passports and the WFH’s extended guidelines in England when Plan B restrictions are revised at the end of the month, with the latest promising data on Covid “difficult to justify”.

The daily number of Covid cases in the UK fell below 100,000 for the first time in a few weeks on Friday as infections fell for the ninth day in a row – but SAGE modelers warned that a “wave of departure” could occur this summer.

The figures released yesterday showed that another 99,652 positive tests were recorded in the previous 24 hours, according to the government panel, which represents a 44 percent decrease compared to last week’s figure. Covid cases are now declining in all regions of England and in all four home countries, another sign that the Omicron wave is in decline.

Daily hospitalizations also remained at the same level with 2,423 new admissions on January 10, the last date with data, less than one percent from the previous week.

Another 99,652 Britons have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours, according to a government panel from Friday, 44 percent less than last week.

Another 99,652 Britons have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours, according to a government panel from Friday, 44 percent less than last week.

Daily hospital admissions also remained at the same level with 2,423 new admissions on January 10, the latest date with data down less than one percent from the previous week.

The daily hospital admission also remained at the same level with 2,423 new admissions on January 10, the last date with data, which was less than one percent from the previous week.

Daily deaths on covid - which are a lagging indicator - have been creeping up for several weeks.  Another 270 were registered today, which represents a 17 percent weekly increase

Daily deaths on covid – which are a lagging indicator – have been creeping up for several weeks. Another 270 were registered today, which represents a 17 percent weekly increase

However, deaths, which are the largest lagging indicator, are on the rise. Another 270 were registered today, which is 17 percent more than last Friday. But rising immunity means there are now five times fewer deaths compared to the second wave last January, helped by the naturally milder Omicron variant.

Despite encouraging data, official modeling released yesterday warned that there could be a massive recovery in Covid cases and hospitalizations this summer.

In a research paper presented to Scientific Advisory Group No10 (SAGE) last week, the team at Warwick University expected up to 10,000 daily admissions in the absolute worst case scenario.

The modellers admit that they cannot “confidently” predict the summer wave, but are convinced that there will be a recovery between May and July “due to increased mixing and weakening immunity to vaccines.”

They add: ‘The exact timing and magnitude of this escape wave is highly dependent on both the behavior of the population and the extent of the current wave and cannot be predicted with certainty.’

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