Boris Johnson’s optimism and fighting spirit is needed more than ever to get Britain off its knees – The Sun

Boris has survived, now he'll revive UK

BORIS JOHNSON’S brush with death could hardly have been closer.

In his interview today he reveals doctors were already planning a dreadful announcement if things went wrong.

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At one point he was so ill he was nearly put on a ventilator with “a tube down my windpipe”.

“It was a tough old moment,” he admits. “I won’t deny it.”

With black humour, he says he was aware the doctors had a strategy for a “death of Stalin type scenario”.

But what also comes through this emotionally raw interview is Boris’s incredible fighting spirit.

His ordeal in intensive care at St Thomas’ hospital was undoubtedly one of the nation’s darkest hours during this dreadful crisis.

But his remarkable recovery in a few short weeks and the birth of his baby son Wilfred inspire new life and hope.

Who better to revive the country than someone who has himself bounced back from the brink?

Boris’s optimism will now be needed as never before, and his return to Downing Street has already filled the leadership vacuum.

He will need to deploy all his skills to get Britain off its knees and unveil crucial plans this week for us to ease the lockdown.

Yet with this PM’s powers of revival you feel anything is possible.

Bring China to book

IF YOU had any doubts about China’s cynical Covid cover-up, the damning Five Eyes spy dossier should end them for good.

The shock 15-page report says there was evidence in early December that the virus could spread from human to human, but China denied it until late January.

Doctors who spoke out were silenced or “disappeared’’ and two-faced authorities shut down travel in their country while telling the world there was no need to.

Drawn up by the secret services of the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the report also shames the World Health Organisation (WHO).

China’s version of events was repeated uncritically by WHO, despite alarm bells.

It may be impossible to know how many more people died because of China’s actions.

But if the accusations against it are true, they surely amount to a major crime against humanity.

Beijing’s obsession with secrecy and saving face kept the rest of the world in the dark for far too long.

Our Government must back calls for the full inquiry that other countries are demanding.

The tragic victims of this merciless killer deserve nothing less.


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