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He preached lockdown while having secret sex trysts with his married lover

UK’s top pandemic adviser – and hypocrite – forced to quit after being caught with his pants down, literally

Anna Mikhailova, Christopher Hope, Michael Gillard and Louisa Wells

The scientist whose advice prompted Prime Minister Boris Johnson to lock down the UK resigned from his government advisory position on Tuesday night, after breaking social distancing rules to meet his married lover.

Prof Neil Ferguson allowed the woman to visit him at home during lockdown, while he lectured the public on the need for strict social distancing to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The woman lives with her husband and their two children.

The epidemiologist leads a team at Imperial College London that produced the computer-modelled research which claimed more than 500,000 people in Britain would die without the national lockdown. He has frequently taken to the media to support lockdown and praised the “very intensive social distancing” measures...

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