Wednesday 3 February 2021 / 10:57 PM Alex Norris / Health

Alex Norris responds to reports that Rishi Sunak has accused scientific advisers of ‘moving the goalposts’ on ending lockdown

Alex Norris MP, Labour’s Shadow Public Health Minister, responding to reports that Rishi Sunak has accused scientific advisers of ‘moving the goalposts’ on ending lockdown, said:

“The Chancellor still hasn’t learnt his lesson from last year, when his disastrous decision to block public health measures let the virus get out of control and helped give Britain the worst death toll in Europe and the worst recession of any major economy.

“If Rishi Sunak wants the economy back on its feet he should listen to the science, rather than trying to gain favour with those who would rather let the virus rip.”