As PM says UK faces ‘tough, final leg’ in the battle against virus, MPs back lockdown steps


As Boris Johnson told them that the UK was in the “tough, final stretch” in its fight against the coronavirus, MPs largely supported the new lockdown measures south of the border.

The vote in the recalled House of Commons was a strong 524 to 16 with Labour’s support for the lockout measures in England, granting a majority of 508 to the British government.

However, within his own ranks, the prime minister faced rebellion when some Conservative MPs expressed their concerns before the vote.

“complete failure,”complete failure”essentially a blank check for three months for Public Health England to do what they want.”essentially a three-month blank check for Public Health England to do what they want.

Earlier, Johnson had said the March deadline was “not because we expect the complete national lockdown to continue until then, but to allow a steady downward movement through the levels on a regional basis, controlled and evidence-based.”

Our emergence from the lockdown cocoon is not going to be a big bang, but a gradual unpacking,”Our emergence from the lockdown cocoon will not be a big bang, but a gradual unpacking.”

The Prime Minister told MPs that the steps would be “continuous review” with a legal duty to review them every two weeks and a legal duty to withdraw them when they are no longer required.

“We are in a tough final phase, and the new version will only make it tougher,”We are in a tough final stage, and the new version will only make it tougher.

We are now currently in a sprint after last year’s marathon, a race to vaccinate those at risk quicker than the virus can enter them. Every needle makes a difference in every limb.

The Conservative benches were well attended, despite the request of Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle to remain away from the chamber and participate remotely. On the other hand, the SNP benches seemed absolutely empty, with most Nationalist MPs practically attending the session.

The restrictions were endorsed by Sir Keir Starmer, describing the situation in which the nation found itself as’ perhaps the darkest moment of the pandemic.’

The Labour leader attacked the management of the pandemic by the government, saying the third lockdown was “not just bad luck, it’s not inevitable, it follows a pattern” of being too slow for the government to respond.

For the SNP, Ian Blackford called on the UK government to “act in time,” adding, “No one would say that this prime minister is one step ahead of the future or is acting and demonstrating leadership in addressing this pandemic of health.” He was slow to act in the spring of 2020, slow to act in the fall, and again, only responding to the risks we all face after the accidents.

“strength of the Treasury”strength of the Treasury”thanks to our British NHS.”thanks to our British NHS.


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