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Boris Johnson’s Troubles Grow as U.K. Government Battles Sleaze Claims

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Boris Johnson poses for photos as he campaigns in Llandudno, Wales on April 26.
Boris Johnson poses for photos as he campaigns in Llandudno, Wales on April 26.Photographer: Phil Noble/WPA Pool/Getty Images
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing mounting pressure over the way he operates at the top of the government, as the row over allegations of sleaze and incompetence intensifies.

The U.K. leader denied a claim that he’d said privately he would rather see “bodies pile high” than order a third pandemic lockdown. But the BBC, ITV, and the Daily Mail all carried versions of the same story stating that he had.