The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 1 February 2021.
These revelations are incredibly serious. Ministers have knowingly left the UK border open and potentially exposed people to new strains of the virus, in direct contradiction of their own Government scientists’ advice.
This puts the gains of the vaccine at risk, with disastrous consequences for people’s lives.
The Home Secretary needs to come to Parliament urgently and reverse this reckless policy of leaving our Borders unlocked and open to further risk.