Liz Truss tonight ruled out ever ordering the U.K. into lockdown if she becomes Prime Minister. MailOnline has more.
Facing Tory members at a leadership hustings she claimed she had always been against them despite being in Boris Johnson’s administration that repeatedly closed shops, schools and pubs to deal with Covid.
Asked if she would authorise another lockdown, she said “no, I wouldn’t”, and when asked if she thinks lockdown was a bad idea, she said: “I wasn’t really a core part of that Covid decision-making, and often frankly it was presented as a fait accompli, as the French would say, to the wider Cabinet.
“Every single time I was given the chance to express a view I was on the side of doing less.”
Worth reading in full.
Stop Press: All credit to the Daily Sceptic contributor who wrote to Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak yesterday asking them to rule out another lockdown. Now we just need to hear from Rishi.