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Boris Johnson must resign if he lied over ‘bodies pile high’ comment, Starmer says

Boris Johnson has been warned he will have to quit if it is shown he has lied in denying he said “let the bodies pile high” – after repeating the denial in the Commons chamber.

Asked if he had uttered the explosive remark – in raging about another lockdown last October – the prime minister told MPs: “No.”

Keir Starmer told him that any minister misleading Parliament was “expected to offer their resignation”, saying: “Somebody here isn’t telling the truth.”

In a torrid prime minister’s questions for the prime minister, he was accused of being “mired in sleaze, cronyism and scandal.”

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