Sunday 18 July 2021 / 6:57 PM Jim McMahon

Boris Johnson’s claims about TfL workers ‘rushed out to provide cover’ for him and Rishi Sunak

Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on claims TfL workers have been part of the same pilot scheme for Covid testing that the Prime Minister claimed to be in, said:

“The Government’s claims that TfL workers are part of a pilot scheme seem premature at best and were clearly rushed out to provide cover for the wishes of the Prime Minister and the Chancellor.

“Rail services across the country are being cancelled precisely because so many staff are being forced to self-isolate. Ministers were warned the situation was reaching a critical point days ago.

“The reality is, Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have been caught red-handed trying to get round the rules they expect everyone else to follow.

“They must now apologise for their contempt for the British public and for needlessly dragging hard-working transport workers into their farcical cover-up.”