Thursday 17 September 2020 / 1:40 PM Alex Norris / Coronavirus

Alex Norris MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Public Health and patient safety, calls on Jacob Rees-Mogg to apologise over coronavirus testing comments

Alex Norris MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Public Health and patient safety, responding to Jacob Rees-Mogg’s comments over coronavirus testing, said:

“For weeks, people across the country have been struggling to get coronavirus tests. But rather than fixing problems, the government have instead resorted to a blizzard of blame shifting and excuses.

“Now, out-of-touch ministers have got a new message to those who can’t get tests: ‘stop complaining and praise us’. 

“Jacob Rees-Mogg should immediately apologise. Whining about the public not being grateful enough won’t sort anything – only his government can fix the testing shambles they are presiding over.”