British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
– Photo: twitter.com/BorisJohnson
hear the news
Johnson appeared via video conference from his residence in the rural area of Checkers, where he himself is in quarantine, at the Prime Minister’s weekly Q&A session in the House of Commons, the lower house of the British Parliament.
The opposition tried to corner Johnson in parliament on Tuesday over allegations made by Dominic Cummings in an interview with the BBC. Johnson did not deny commenting in October last year, when he said the government was taking “extraordinarily tough” decisions to strike a balance.
He said, I cannot say or do anything through this digital medium. To this, opposition Labor leader Kerr Starmer insisted, “I think we need to investigate whether the line at Checkers is working because the Prime Minister’s answer has really nothing to do with my question.”
Scottish National Party leader Ian Blackford also called for an apology, again calling for an immediate public inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic.
Johnson said that it is true that the investigation should be started early next year when the situation in the country gets better, but this does not mean that we continue to learn lessons all the time.