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There is ‘no confidence’ in the government’s handling of the pandemic

1st Dec 20 3:30 pm

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has faced a barrage of fury from MPs across the House of Commons ahead of the vote over the new tier system.

From tomorrow tens of millions of Brits could be plunged into tier 2 and tier 3 lockdowns which will be extremely damaging to the economy and people’s livelihoods.

Sir Ed Davey the Liberal Democrat leader told MPs that he has “no confidence” in Johnson’s handling of the pandemic.

He told the Commons that his party “cannot support the government today.”

He blast the Prime Minister and said he has failed to set out clearly the criteria for why each area is in each tier, backed up by evidence. 

Sir Ed added, “The PM’s proposals are arbitrary, confusing and chaotic.”

Sir Graham Brady who is the chair of the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers told MPs that Johnson has “failed to make a compelling case.”

Sir Graham said freedom should be regarded as precious, if Johnson wants to take this away then Ministers “must demonstrate beyond question they are acting in a way that is both proportionate and absolutely necessary.”

He added, “Today I believe the government has failed to make that compelling case.”

Sir Graham pointed out that there was “no serious” attempt by the government in its impact assessment of the new proposed tiers published on Monday, which answers the question of the economic harm inflicted by the tiers.

In conclusion the top Tory MP told Johnson that he has no choice but to “oppose” the government’s vote this evening.

This evening there will be a crucial vote in the House of Commons as to whether or not England will enter the new proposed system.

Tory MP Andrea Leadsom also blasted Johnson and told MPs that people have “had enough” of the draconian lockdown measures.

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