Wednesday 26 May 2021 / 7:19 PM Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner responds to Dominic Cummings giving evidence to MPs

Angela Rayner MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, responding to Dominic Cummings giving evidence to MPs today, said:

“The questions raised today go to the heart of the Prime Minister’s direct and personal responsibility for the UK’s shocking death toll.

  “Boris Johnson’s casual disregard for the safety of the British people has had fatal consequences. From care homes to borders, repeatedly locking down too late and failing to learn from his mistakes, the Prime Minister’s decisions and failures resulted in tens of thousands of avoidable deaths.

“Families who lost loved ones deserve to know the truth. The public inquiry cannot possibly be delayed any further. No more dither, no more delay. No more blustering his way through. Over 127,000 grieving families deserve answers.”