Monday 28 June 2021 / 12:31 PM Health / Justin Madders

Justin Madders responds to Sajid Javid stating his “absolute priority” is to lift Covid restrictions “as quickly as possible”

Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, responding to Sajid Javid stating his “absolute priority” to lift Covid restrictions “as quickly as possible”, said:

“These kind of comments smack of complacency from the new Health Secretary. Last week we saw the highest number of new cases since February because the government failed to secure the borders.

“People have heard this before. First we were told we’d beat this virus in 12 weeks, then that we’d be back to normal by Christmas, then we were told it was data, not dates.

“We don’t need boastful claims, we need the Government to be taking it seriously and coming up with a proper plan to lift these restrictions and get back to normal.”