Thursday 6 August 2020 / 10:30 PM Coronavirus / Jonathan Ashworth

Boris Johnson’s failure to confront Cummings over Durham trip was monumental misjudgment – Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on new UCL analysis that shows public confidence in the Government’s handling of Covid-19 was seriously undermined by Dominic Cummings’ Durham trip, said:

“Boris Johnson’s failure to confront Dominic Cummings over his lockdown breach was a monumental misjudgment.

“The government rightly asked the British people to make huge sacrifices to drive down infection rates. So to have allowed his most senior advisor to blatantly break the rules undermined vital life saving public health messaging at the peak of this deadly pandemic.”