Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:48 pm on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham 12:48 pm, 22nd September 2020

The last six months have been tough for our country, and it sounds as though the next six months will be too. It is vital that we take our constituents with us and that they have confidence in and understand what is being asked of them. At the beginning of the lockdown, the Prime Minister looked into the camera and said, “I need to level with you, folks,” and the nation sat up and listened. Can we have more of those “level with you” moments, where the Government give clear and consistent data, with clear explanations of how the regulations are working and why, rather than leaving the people at the mercy of covid deniers, so-called independent experts and professors of hindsight?