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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:37 pm on 27th January 2021.

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Photo of Richard Drax Richard Drax Conservative, South Dorset 1:37 pm, 27th January 2021

I welcome and thank my right hon. Friend for his upbeat statement, which offers much-needed hope to a beleaguered nation, rather contrary to Captain Hindsight’s contribution. With a successful inoculation programme in full swing, my right hon. Friend’s plan to break free from lockdowns and restrictions is critical. Variants or no variants, does he agree that the lives and livelihoods of millions of our citizens now depend on a more proportionate response to this pandemic, which will require political courage to initiate?