Dominic Cummings made the remark during a grilling from former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on the UK Government’s initial response to the coronavirus pandemic. The BBC interrupted the live broadcast to apologise for the language the Prime Minister’s former Chief Advisor had used.
The BBC newsreader said: “I just want to apologise there if any of the language Dominic Cummings has used has offended you.
“It is live, of course, this committee hearing.”
Mr Cummings made the statement when discussing a conversation he had with Helen McNamara, the then Deputy Cabinet Secretary.
He stated: “Helen McNamara said I have come here to the Prime Minister’s office to tell you all I think we are absolutley f*****.
“I think this country is heading for a disaster.
“I think we are going to kill thousands of people, as soon as I have been told this I have come through to see you.
“I said I think you are right, I think it is a disaster.
“I am going to speak to the Prime Minister tomorrow, we are going to sketch out what plan B is.”