PM – ‘To deliver an irreversible roadmap, you have to be careful’
the Prime Minister more or less confirmed that there will be a four week deadline to end the lockdown, when he told me that any easing of restrictions on our lives had to be “irreversible” and stressed that the increase in hospitalizations was a cause for concern.
Boris Johnson said he would give full details on mondayincluding whether there would be an exemption for weddings from this postponement of the Step 4 easing.
In a broad interview, he also told me that he would do “whatever it takes” to ensure the smooth running of trade between Britain and Northern Ireland, after I asked if he could tear up the Northern Ireland protocol.
He declined to say if he regretted not putting India on the Red List by April 23, even though the seeding here of the highly infectious Delta variant occurred as a result of travel. from India in the past few weeks.
“This was done on the basis of the best scientific advice of the time,” says Prime Minister on Red List decision
I asked him if he was now a practicing Roman Catholic, if he had recently married in Westminster Cathedral.
He said he wouldn’t discuss “such deep issues … especially with you”.
I went on to ask him if he believed in God, mentioning that Labor leader Keir Starmer said he didn’t.
In response, Johnson paraphrased the Bible saying that “the foolish man has said in his heart that there is no God”.
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