New restrictions in northern England
By Munira Wilson
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
Throughout this crisis, the Government's communications have been an utter disaster.
Yet more mistakes reveal how necessary it is for an inquiry to be launched now
To announce a regional lockdown of millions of people not only just hours before it's enforced, but with no clarity on the new rules coming into place, is beyond comprehension.
Considering their ability to tackle this pandemic relies on the clarity of messaging coming from the Government, it is unsurprising that just yesterday it was announced that England has had the highest excess mortality across Europe.
If the Government want the British public to follow the rules they are announcing, then they must be clear, ahead of time, and they must have forewarned local authorities.
It remains unclear at what point Boris Johnson's Government will finally manage to get a grip on the coronavirus crisis.
Yet more mistakes reveal how necessary it is for an inquiry to be launched now - so that Ministers can learn the lessons ahead of a potential second wave.