Monday 25 January 2021 / 2:26 PM Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds on reports of wider controls on borders to combat spread of coronavirus

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on reports the Government are to introduce wider controls on borders to combat the spread of coronavirus, said:

“The Conservative government are again dragging their feet on setting vital protections at our borders, which must involve using hotels to help prevent the importation of further strains of the virus.

“Labour has been calling for a strategic approach to tackling this awful virus and the worrying strains that are now emerging. The lack of strategy means the UK continually acts too slowly and without proper planning in place.

“This continued failure is leaving the door open to new strains of Covid, putting people at risk and undermining the sacrifices everyone is making to address this virus.”