Anti-Brexit activist group Led By Donkeys has beamed a heartfelt message on to the Houses of Parliament urging Boris Johnson to follow through on his promise to meet families who have lost people during the pandemic.
Earlier this year the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group wrote to the prime minister to request a meeting with Johnson. At the time, Johnson said that he would 'of course' meet families affected by Covid-19, only to days later claims that he was 'unable' to meet them.
In conjunction with Led By Donkeys, three members of the group recorded emotional messages about the loved ones they have lost, adding that if Johnson couldn't meet them in person then they would take their message to parliament where the rest of the country could see.
One member of the group says:
I would like to meet Boris to ask him to agree to a statutory public inquiry to learn lessons from the first wave and save lives.
Please Boris. We've written to you... many, many times. In parliament, you've said you would meet with bereaved families.
The video ends with this message:
Boris Johnson is refusing to meet Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice despite promising them he would.
We think everyone should know that.
In August, Johnson was challenged on Sky News to meet with the families. The PM said that he was "not aware" of their letters but would “of course” meet with them. Months later he is still yet to meet any of them and is now self-isolating after again becoming exposed to someone with Covid-19.
The UK still has the highest amount coronavirus-related deaths in Europe and is now second behind Spain for the highest amount of cases on the continent. A petition has been launched by Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice to demand the government hold a public inquiry over the handling of the pandemic, which has already been signed by more than 200,000 people.