Monday 11 October 2021 / 4:47 PM Coronavirus / Home Affairs / Nick Thomas-Symonds / Security

Nick Thomas-Symonds comments on reports Russian agents stole Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine blueprint

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on reports of Russian agents stealing the blueprint for the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, said:

“The reported infiltration of security around the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine shows the extent of the danger the Russian state poses to Britain.

“The Home Secretary must take responsibility and come before Parliament to set out the nature and implications of this serious breach.

“We have seen suspected Russian state spies leaking documents from the U.K. Embassy in Germany, people killed through poisoning on British streets and sustained disinformation campaigns.

“What will it take for the Conservatives to take the threat we are facing from Russia seriously and implement the Russia Report? Their lack of action is putting our country at risk.”