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Public Inquiry into the coronovirus epidemic

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varian Wed 15-Jul-20 17:41:49

Boris Johnson has for the first time committed himself to an independent inquiry into the handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.

Answering questions in the House of Commons, the prime minister said he did not believe it was right to hold an inquiry immediately, but said there would "certainly" be an independent inquiry.

Responding at Prime Minister’s Questions to a demand for an inquiry from acting Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey, Mr Johnson said: “I do not believe that now in the middle of combating - as we still are - a pandemic is the right moment to devote huge amounts of official time to an inquiry.

Ilovecheese Wed 15-Jul-20 17:44:46

He will just put it off and put it off, until he is no longer P.M.
Probably move to the U.S.

FarNorth Wed 15-Jul-20 20:00:33

Now is the time, because of the shambles they have made of it.
To try to prevent them from continuing in the same fashion.

varian Thu 16-Jul-20 10:32:12

A rapid, transparent review is needed before a second wave

A public inquiry into the UK’s response to covid-19 now seems inevitable, with political and public demands for one that can command widespread support. While a comprehensive inquiry at some point will be essential, the traditional model, as used with Bloody Sunday2 or the Iraq war,3 takes years. We do not have time. With some of the highest death rates anywhere and clear problems in implementing an effective, joined-up response, the UK needs answers within months, before a second wave develops.

EllanVannin Thu 16-Jul-20 10:41:05

China and the WHO knew about this virus in September of last year. It should have been made public then and alerts put in place there and then.

Because of a relaxing in lockdown, a second wave is inevitable.

NannyC2 Thu 16-Jul-20 12:36:58

Many are tearing up their Conservative membership cards. Read Poppy's comments .....

She is packing up and going to live in Alderney!