January 18, 2022

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‘The UK government has done everything it could’ – Tory MP Bim Afolami | Conflict Zone

Britain is again in lockdown due to a spiral of new COVID19 cases. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under pressure for his government’s handling of the pandemic including from within his own Conservative Party. UK MP Bim Afolami, a junior member of the Johnson’s Conservative majority, tells Conflict Zone the government has done the best it could in dealing with the pandemic but admits the outcome has not been good. Afolami also defends the British government’s plan to break the Brexit agreeement with the EU over Northern Ireland.

Chapters
00:09 Intro
00:54 UK government’s pandemic preparations
04:32 Overstressed health care system
08:15 Shoddy testing data
12:10 Fed up with the lockdown
15:00 Test and trace fiasco
16:55 "I looked at Serco in immense detail."
20:49 House of Commons can be an agressive place
21:20 Brexit
25:30 Credits

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