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UK Ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson Expresses Perplexity over Science


Nov 20, 2023

Boris Johnson, the former U.K. prime minister, struggled to comprehend certain concepts and data during his time in office. This was evident in the amount of effort required to understand specific graphs and pieces of information. Despite this difficulty, it is suggested that it did not originate from a unique inability but rather from the challenging nature of the work involved.

The U.K. has one of the highest COVID-19 death tolls in Europe, with over 232,000 people recorded as dying from the virus. Johnson resigned as prime minister in September 2022 after being implicated in rule-breaking parties at his Downing Street residence during the pandemic. The retired judge leading the investigation into these actions, Heather Hallett, has predicted that it will take three years to complete. The public inquiry was agreed upon by Johnson under significant pressure from grieving families who expressed dissatisfaction with the evidence surrounding his actions.

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