Nadhim Zahawi writes for the The Mail on Sunday.
This Platinum Jubilee weekend, many of us are reflecting on what makes this country great. Having grown up as a Kurdish boy under the brutal dictatorship of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, I often remind people that this is the best country in the world to call home.
On 19th July we took the final step on the prime minister’s roadmap out of lockdown, Step 4. As I wrote last month, it was a difficult decision to delay this moment, however, the success of the vaccine rollout, and the additional protection we have been able to provide in this extra time, means we are in a significantly safer position to lift restrictions.
On 11th May, Her Majesty the Queen delivered one of the most ambitious policy programmes in a generation. As we focus on the vaccine rollout and easing restrictions, we must also get on and deliver on the promises we made to the country in 2019. The Queen’s speech outlined precisely that.