An inquiry started against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday for allegedly failing to clearly explain partial death data, limited testing or the lack of equipment for hospitals. The Prime Minister’s government was also accused of failing to handle the coronavirus crisis in the country.
Initially Johnson avoided from approving the stringent controls that other European leaders imposed. Later when the projections showed a quarter of a million people could die in the United Kingdom. Though the government has provided conflicting explanations regarding why it failed to join a European Union ventilator scheme and admitted there have been issues in the supply of PPE.
“Once we are through this crisis, there will of course need to be an independent inquiry to officially review the government’s response to the pandemic,” Ed Davey, acting leader of the opposition Liberal Democrats, said in a statement.
“The inquiry must have the strongest possible powers given the shocking failures on protective equipment for staff and the slow response of the government – to get to the truth and to give Boris Johnson the opportunity to answer the increasingly serious questions.”
Earlier this month, the PM Johnson battled and recovered the deadly COVID-19 after facing several complications in the intensive care unit. Opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer accused the Johnson government of responding slowly to the crisis in the country. According to the latest data, the fatality in the UK rose to 17,337 with 1,29,044 active cases.