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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Hon FRIBA  (born 19 June 1964) is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson was Member of Parliament for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.
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Healthcare workers 'felt under-appreciated' amid weekly pandemic clap, Covid-19 inquiry hears

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NHS and care staff felt under-appreciated when the weekly doorstep clap was taking place in the pandemic, the UK Covid-19 Inquiry has heard.

Kate Bell, of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), said “claps don’t pay the bills” and explained that healthcare staff felt people could not understand the scale of what workers were experiencing as the virus ripped through hospitals and care homes.

Ms Bell told the hearing that while the feeling did not quite amount to resentment, the clapping – which then-prime minister Boris Johnson took part in outside Downing Street – came against a backdrop of pay and conditions “not being recognised” by the Government.

Inquiry counsel Andrew O’Connor KC said: “One other theme that comes through from this passage and also from some others in your statement is a feeling amongst care workers and NHS workers of something close to resentment at the public clapping during the pandemic.

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