Nick Thomas-Symonds – 2020 Comments on Home Affairs Select Committee Report

The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 5 August 2020.

The findings of this Home Affairs Select Committee report are a stark warning to the Government that it needs to learn lessons, and fast.

The Government’s decision to lift self-isolation guidance on 13 March and create a situation where no border protections were in place for three months is described as “inexplicable” and there is harsh criticism for the mixed messaging on recent border measures.

The Government needs to get a grip of its communication, be open and transparent about the quarantining measures it needs to take, by publishing the evidence it is based on, and develop a properly functioning testing system.