READERS have reacted after Copeland MP Trudy Harrison backed the Prime Minister in a row over comments he allegedly made during a meeting.

Several media outlets have reported that Boris Johnson said he would “let bodies pile high in their thousands” rather than order another lockdown.

However, Downing Street and the Prime Minister himself have strenuously denied the claims, which come amid a public war of words between the PM and his former top adviser, Dominic Cummings.

Here’s what you thought of the situation:

Denise Poland said: “I really don’t believe he would say that.”

Stuart Haskins posted: “Yawn. Anyone else tired of hearing the same things day in and day out?”

Lyn Jackson said: “Don’t think he did say it, he survived Covid himself like my parents.”

Keith Cross said: “So Boris get the country through a global pandemic and, just as there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel, the knives are sharpened. Shame on them.”

Bob Harvey said: “For all that’s going on, do we not all say things in the heat of the moment, IF he said it at all

Brian Smith said: “If it had been left to Boris to decide, he would have gone for ‘herd immunity’ from the start, to protect the economy, and the bodies would have piled up.”

Sandra Huddart said: “He also said he would rather be found dead in a ditch than not get Brexit done, it’s just the way he is.”

Linda Simpson said: “Where would we be now without Boris helping the vaccination programme, thanks.”