Responding to the Prime Minister’s press conference from Number 10, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:#
“The number of cases, hospitalisations and deaths released today have been utterly terrifying. It is a terrible tragedy that Boris Johnson could have acted sooner and didn’t - that failure could have cost many lives.
“The Prime Minister must now deliver on his 13 million vaccine target by mid February, it is the only way out of this mess.
“The Government must also urgently announce plans to help small businesses and the self employed and make sure every pupil in England has access to a laptop or tablet computer.”