Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, is chairing a new cross-party parliamentary group in support of an urgent independent inquiry, warned that "history is in danger of repeating itself" unless lessons are learned.
Boris Johnson has admitted in an interview with Times Radio that the coronavirus has been a "disaster" for the UK, but denied there is any need for an inquiry into the government's handling of the pandemic.
Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, who is chairing a new cross-party parliamentary group in support of an urgent independent inquiry, warned that "history is in danger of repeating itself" unless lessons are learned.
Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West & Abingdon, Layla Moran said: "The Prime Minister has rightly admitted that this pandemic has been a disaster for the UK, which has seen the highest number of deaths in Europe.
"Yet he is refusing to accept the need for an independent, cross-party inquiry now into what has gone wrong. History is in danger of repeating itself unless lessons are urgently learned.
"Instead Boris Johnson appears to be preparing to scapegoat the civil service, by getting rid of its head at a time of national crisis while continuing to stand by Dominic Cummings.
"The Prime Minister warns of a bumpy road ahead, but it's being made bumpier by his mistakes and failure to take responsibility."
The APPG is being set up by campaign group March for Change, which has been calling for a public inquiry into the UK’s response since April will be chaired by Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran and includes Conservative MP Dr Dan Poulter, Labour MP Clive Lewis, Scottish National Party MP Dr Philippa Whitford, Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville-Roberts, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and Green Party Life Peer Jenny Jones.