UK PM Boris Johnson asked to apologise to over-80s after ex-aide’s Covid claims – News Vibe24

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    LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday called on parliament to apologize to the country’s elderly after his former aide’s claims rejected the need for a second lockout last year, as those killed by Covid were “essentially 80”. ».
    Appearing for the PMQs ‘weekly session in the House of Commons since his isolation in Cherry County, Johnson confronted the opposition with Dominic Cummings’ allegations in an interview with the BBC on Tuesday.
    Johnson declined to comment in October last year when he said the government was making “extremely tough balancing decisions” at the time.
    “Nothing I can say about this virtual shipping box or anything I can do can compensate for the loss and suffering that people have suffered in this pandemic,” he said.
    Opposition Labor leader Keir Starmer insists: “I think we need to make sure the Checkers line works, because the prime minister’s answers have nothing to do with the questions I want.”
    Scottish National Party leader Ian Blackford also apologized, adding: “How can one trust a prime minister who has really typed the words ‘Get Covid and live more’?”
    And he reiterated his call for an immediate public inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic.
    Johnson said it was right to start research early next year, when the country would be in a “much better position”, adding: “This does not mean we do not continue to take lessons all the time.”
    The interaction came in the final PMQs before the UK Parliament moved into the summer recess, which the opposition warned of as a “summer of chaos” amid confusion over government policy on exemptions for those notified by National Service application. Health (NHS) Covid positive contact and Covid passports for nightclubs.
    “In terms of creating confusion, the prime minister is over-propagating,” the Labor leader said.
    Johnson accused the Labor leader of trying to “earn cheap political points”.

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