Boris Johnson, the former U.K. prime minister, struggled to comprehend some concepts and data during his time in office. This was evident in the effort required to ensure he understood particular graphs and pieces of information. Despite this difficulty, it is suggested that it did not originate from a unique inability but rather from the challenging nature of the work involved.
In recent news, the U.K. has one of the highest COVID-19 death tolls in Europe, with over 232,000 people recorded as dying from the virus. Johnson, who resigned as prime minister in September 2022 after being implicated in rule-breaking parties at his Downing Street residence during the pandemic, is scheduled to testify in an investigation before Christmas. The public inquiry into his actions is led by retired Judge Heather Hallett and is predicted to last for three years. The investigation was agreed to by Johnson under significant pressure from grieving families who have expressed dissatisfaction with the evidence surrounding his actions.