In the pandemic, of course, there were brief glimpses of hope — the vacation, the rollout of the vaccine, the applause for our heroes. – but there were also many failures
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Opposite Parliament, across the River Thames is the Covid Memorial Wall.
Hundreds of letters of condolence marking the loss of friends and family.
Behind everyone is a family searching for the truth.
As if for every heart stenciled on the wall there is a question.
What happened? Could it have been done differently? Has the government let us down? Could lives have been saved? What is the truth?
In the pandemic, of course, there were brief glimpses of hope — the vacation, the rollout of the vaccine, the applause for our heroes.
But there were so many failures. The mixed messages, the PSA scandal, the Eat Out To Help Out disaster.
A prime minister who carelessly boasted that it was okay to shake hands ended up in hospital days later.
did you do everything you could did you keep your promises Did you follow science?
The new independent study on how to deal with the Covid crisis wants to take a close look at everything.
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Including Partygate. Including whether or not our PM lost sight of the ball.
We don’t know when the investigation will be completed – 20,000 people have already contributed.
It could be a long time before a result comes, even longer for justice to arrive.
Meanwhile, these messages shine across the waters of Parliament. Including one written by an NHS worker.
It simply says, “To everyone I couldn’t sit with. I am sorry.”
We don’t need an investigation to conclude that you of all people have nothing to apologize for. To know how much you gave.
We are proud of you.
Give comfort to Denise
This paper has a proud history of fighting for justice. Recently we brought you the story of Denise Fergus, James Bulger’s mother.
In all the time since her son’s death, she has never met a high-ranking politician. That’s going to change.
Justice Minister Dominic Raab has agreed to a meeting. This is a big and important step.
Now he has to promise her not only to listen, but to understand her pain in order to give her the justice James deserves. To make sure his killer is never freed – that at least some comfort is given to this woman who will never truly heal.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/there-were-many-failures-during-26967743 "There have been many mistakes during the pandemic - but some Covid truths need no investigation" - Voice of the People