Monday 20 July 2020 / 6:17 PM Coronavirus / Jonathan Ashworth

It is scandalous that the nation’s most senior nurse was silenced at the height of the pandemic – Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to comments from the Chief Nursing Officer on being dropped from Government Coronavirus press conferences, said:

“It is scandalous that the nation’s most senior nurse was silenced at the height of the pandemic because she wasn’t prepared to parrot Downing Street spin about Dominic Cummings’ blatant rule breaking.

“As the Chief Nursing Officer indicates, it’s unacceptable that’s there was one rule for Johnson’s elite friends and another for the rest of us.

“What’s more, it’s astonishing that the Health Secretary refused to explain in the Commons today why he allowed for the chief nurse to be dropped in this way.”