The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 22 March 2021.
The Prime Minister is being frankly complacent about the threat of a third wave of Covid from Europe on the UK. It would not be inevitable if the Government had listened to Labour and taken tougher action to protect our borders.
It’s unacceptable that only one percent of international arrivals quarantine in a hotel. We need a comprehensive hotel quarantine system now, to help protect against a third wave and to safeguard the vaccine rollout. Ministers will only have themselves to blame if they do not act now.