Wes Streeting – 2021 Comments on Prime Minister’s Christmas Covid Announcement

The comments made by Wes Streeting, the Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 22 December 2021.

We’re all breathing a sigh of relief that Christmas is going ahead as planned, but the country also deserves some certainty about what comes after Christmas so that families and businesses can plan ahead.

The virus won’t be taking Christmas off and there’s still a risk of the NHS being overwhelmed in the new year.

Boris Johnson is too weak to get any measures to keep the country safe through his Cabinet.

The Prime Minister is focused on clinging on to his job, half his Cabinet are preparing their leadership campaigns, and the country is left with no plan to deal with the imminent threat of Omicron.

The Government must stop arguing amongst itself, come forward with a plan, and give people and businesses clarity.