SNP's Ian Blackford argued that not only Boris Johnson and his Government had not done all they could during the pandemic but they had also not done enough. During Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs), he argued the Prime Minister had been "dithering and delaying" with crucial decisions during the pandemic. But Mr Johnson quickly shot back the Scottish Government should be thankful for the work the UK Government has been providing, most notably on the roll out of the coronavirus vaccine in Scotland.
Mr Johnson said he was delighted the British Army was helping the SNP roll out the vaccine in the country and it remained one of the clear benefits of the union.
Mr Blackford said: "This is about learning lessons from a Prime Minister who has repeatedly ignored the scientific advice.
"When we called on the Prime Minister to introduce tough border controls he refused.
"When we told the Prime Minister it was a mistake to end lockdown prematurely and push millions of workers back to the office he ignored us.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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SNP's Ian Blackford shamed over Scotland's use of BRITISH Army to distribute jabs (Image: PMQS)
SNP news: Westminster leader Ian Blackford was attacked by Boris Johnson after accusing the Government of not doing everything it can in the coronavirus pandemic. (Image: Parliament TV)
"When we said tough restrictions and full furlough support were still needed he dithered, delayed and left it too late.
"People have been asked to make huge sacrifices by his Government, at least now t.hey deserve financial certainty.
"Tell people straight, Prime Minister, will this UK Government extend furlough, maintain universal credit uplift and finally offer support to the 3 million excluded or will he leave families struggling with uncertainty while he dithers and delays."
Mr Johnson called on Mr Blackford to reflect on