Marking 100 days since the UK entered lockdown, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran said: “Over the last 100 days we have seen some of our darkest moments and we are not in the clear yet. Covid-19 is not done with us.
Layla Moran is the chair the Cross cross-party parliamentary group in support of an urgent independent inquiry into the Government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Layla said: “The rhetoric of the Prime Minister would have you believe that we are out of the woods but that is far from the case and we need to be ready for what the future holds.
“We are the worst affected country in Europe. Over 40,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the UK. This is a horrifying figure and we must use the time we have now to learn what we did wrong so we don’t see such dark days again.
“We cannot afford to be complacent. We have an opportunity to save lives and the cross-party group I am chairing will provide an honest, constructive and non-partisan review of the UK government’s response to the coronavirus."
The cross-party parliamentary group was set up by campaign group March for Change, which has been calling for a public inquiry into the UK’s response since April. Members include 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.