SNP’s Ian Blackford accused Boris Johnson of focussing his attention on “vanity projects” rather than working on helping the British public recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Prime Minister fiercely rejected the claim, confronting the Scottish MP with a list of measures his party has taken to improve living standards in the UK. Addressing the SNP Westminster leader, Mr Johnson said: “We are investing massively in universal credit, in employment support allowance, in benefits across the board.
“To say nothing of the novel schemes we have introduced such as the coronavirus job retention scheme which is a model the whole world is admiring.
“There is no other country that has put its arms around 11 million workers in the way this Government has, supported jobs, supported incomes across the whole of the UK.
“We’re going to get this country through it and I hope he supports our measures.”
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