It is being reported this morning that the UK government has drawn up plans for a so-called “firebreak lockdown” should covid cases continue to rise. Speaking to LBC Radio presenter Nick Ferrari, vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi said:
“I haven’t seen any erm plans around this. I think the really important thing to really say to your listeners and your viewers, is that it is the booster programme, that will I hope allow us to protect the most vulnerable, so massive, we will probably break the records that we set in the first phase of the vaccination programme.
Because we’ll be boosting probably around 35 million people. That’s the interim advice. Let’s wait for the final advice from the JCVI…..That’s how we continue I hope on a one way street of keeping the economy open without having to regress into other non-pharmaceutical interventions.
My focus is very much on delivering that booster programme……and we will begin that later this month.”
Zahawi stuttered and stammered because Zahawi is a pathological liar. He couldn’t say that there were no plans to lockdown the economy again as there are of course plans for more lockdowns. Rather than flat out lie, he claimed not to have seen any plans.
This from the man who stated on several occasions last year that his government would not introduce vaccine passports or covid certificates. He has form. It’s going to be a long and depressing Winter.
Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi tells LBC he has not seen any plans for a firebreak lockdown in October, following reports the idea is being considered if Covid cases continue to rise.@NickFerrariLBC pic.twitter.com/OkeIFbjTqn
— LBC (@LBC) September 7, 2021