The comments made by Justin Madders, the Shadow Health Minister, on 20 July 2021.
NHS staff who have gone above and beyond in the pandemic to keep us safe, patients who have seen their treatment delayed and the many families who have lost loved ones to Covid will find these remarks shocking and difficult to hear.
The revelations are further evidence that the Prime Minister has made the wrong calls time and again at the expense of public health. The chaos, delay and incompetence at the heart of government is costing lives and harming the economy. Boris Johnson is reckless, unfit to govern and a public inquiry cannot be delayed.