The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 26 May 2021.
This admission is absolutely devastating for the Prime Minister and Home Secretary. It lays bare the fact that under this Conservative Government the UK was slow to lockdown borders, slow to border testing and slow to hotel quarantine. The dangerous mess over the ‘Amber List’ shows Dominic Cummings is right to say ‘look at variants…we still don’t have a proper border policy’.
The Prime Minister and Home Secretary now have very serious questions to answer about the dire failings they have overseen – and must urgently get a grip of the dangerous border chaos they have created.