Tag Archives: Lockdown

#UKPoli: Greens call for inquiry into government’s handling of Covid-19, one year on from start of lockdown – #UKPolitics

23 March 2021 The Green Party has called for a full public and judge-led inquiry into the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on the one year anniversary of the first national lockdown. [1] In the wake of almost 150,000 Covid deaths [2] and as the successful vaccine rollout means …

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#UKPoli: Ed Davey’s response to the new lockdown – #UKPolitics

Yet again, Boris Johnson dithered, delayed and ignored expert advice. People across our country have sacrificed so much. He was too slow in March and too slow again now, and his failure to lead has cost lives and jobs. People across our country have sacrificed so much, waiting for Ministers to …

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#UKPoli: For too many, the loneliness of lockdown will remain the norm – #UKPolitics

Photo by Sasha Freemind on Unsplash Whilst the Covid-19 outbreak and ensuing lockdown has brought so many new challenges we must now tackle, it also did much to expose and exacerbate already underlying problems. One such issue is that of loneliness, and the feelings of isolation experienced by people right …

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#UKPoli: ‘Test and trace has failed’: Green Party response to new lockdown measures – #UKPolitics

31 July 2020 The Government has announced new lockdown measures in parts of northern England that bans separate households from meeting at home. Councillor Andy Fewings, leader of the Green Party Group on Burnley Council, said: “Test and trace has failed. Announcing major new lockdown measures on Twitter with less …

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#WorldPoli: Palestinian Family Plays Music to Beat Boredom Amid COVID-19 Lockdown – #WorldPolitics

GAZA STRIP – With extra time on their hands while under quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic, the al-Ayoubi family in the Palestinian coastal enclave of Gaza Strip is playing incredible pieces of music inspired by Palestinian folklore and classic Arabic compositions. Thirty-seven-year-old Ahmed al-Ayoubi spends his days teaching his two sons Hamza, 11, and Basheer, 9, to play their favorite musical pieces and …

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#UKPoli: “Still too soon” to lift lockdown – Sian Berry urges government not to ease measures before it is safe – #UKPolitics

7 May 2020 Responding to coverage suggesting measures may soon be put in place to ease lockdown, Green Party co-leader Sian Berry said: “We know people are anxious to get the country moving. Businesses are losing out, families and friends are missing each other and there are very real challenges …

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#UKPoli: Lockdown must be maintained until spread of virus can be contained, says Green Party co-leader Sian Berry – #UKPolitics

27 April 2020 Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement today that it is not yet time to lift the lockdown, Green Party co-leader Sian Berry said: “With so many people losing loved ones, no-one can call the Government’s policies so far a success, and now is not the time to …

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#UKPoli: Virtual Parliament needed before decision can be made on ending lockdown, says Sian Berry – #UKPolitics

15 April 2020 The government’s deadline for reviewing the lockdown measures is tomorrow [Thursday 16 April] Green Party co-leader Sian Berry said: “It is clear that before any decision can be taken on ending the lockdown we need to have mass testing, transparent data and robust democratic scrutiny from a …

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