Sir Keir talks about the 100,000 dead milestone and says “it’s not just a statistic – behind every death is a grieving family, a mom, a dad, a sister, a brother, a friend, a colleague, a neighbour “.
“The question on everyone’s lips this morning is ‘why’? Can he tell us why he thinks the UK ended up with a death toll of 100,000 – the highest number in Europe? ”
Boris Johnson says he mourns “every death in this pandemic, and we share the grief of all who have been grieved.”
“Let there be no doubt and let the Assembly not doubt that I and the government take full responsibility for all the measures we have taken during this pandemic to combat this disease. And yes, Mr President, there will indeed be a time when we need to learn from what has happened, reflect on it and prepare for it.
“I don’t think that moment is now, when we’re in the throes of fighting this wave of the variant, and I think what the country wants is for us to come together as a Parliament and as a as politicians and as we work to keep the virus under control as we are, and to continue to roll out Europe’s fastest vaccination. ”