Candidate for prime minister criticizes lengthy UK lockdown


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Rishi Sunak nas eleições de liderança do Partido Conservador no The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Grã-Bretanha, em 11 de agosto de 2022.

Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party leadership election at The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Great Britain, in of August

.| Photo: EFE/EPA/NEIL HALL Former Economy Minister and finalist for the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, criticizes the long lockdown in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic.

)In an interview with Spectator magazine, Sunak highlighted that he does not intend to blame the population, but believes that a series of mistakes were made by ministers during the pandemic.

According to him, the government has not received enough information to examine the analysis produced by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies – composed of independent experts who advise the government.

Sunak reinforced that more discussions about the “offsets” of locks could have made them “shorter” and “different”.

This is not the pri This is the first time Rishi Sunak has expressed concern about his own government’s handling of the pandemic. At the start of the leadership campaign, he said he flew back from California when the Omicron variant was spreading rapidly to prevent yet another UK lockdown.

This time, he goes further and denounces the government’s approach, which, according to him, , used a “fear narrative”.

The election for the replacement of Boris Johnson, a position that Sunak disputes with the current Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lizz Truss, takes place on the 5th.

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