Wednesday 21 October 2020 / 10:42 AM Coronavirus / Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes responds to Lord Sedwill’s remarks on government’s handling of coronavirus

Helen Hayes MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, commenting on Lord Sedwill’s remarks on the government’s coronavirus preparedness, said:

“This is damning proof that the Conservative government was unprepared and slow to act, and it is why we need a circuit break now to avoid making the same mistakes ahead of winter and a second deadly spike.

“Boris Johnson’s refusal to deal with Dominic Cummings’ unashamed flouting of the lockdown rules continues to undermine public trust. It just shows that it has been one rule for them and another for everyone else.”