Wednesday 20 January 2021 / 11:02 AM Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds responds to Priti Patel’s admission that she disagreed with the Government’s Covid-19 border policy

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to Priti Patel’s admission that she disagreed with the Government’s Covid-19 border policy in a meeting with Conservative supporters last night, said:

 

“This is a shocking admission from the Home Secretary about the Government’s failure to secure the UK’s borders against Covid.

 

“Priti Patel’s admission, coupled with the complete lack of strategy for testing of travellers, means that the Government has left our doors open to the virus and worrying mutations.

 

“Ministers now need to – urgently – review and overhaul border policy, whilst taking responsibility for the huge damage their incompetence has done to our national safety and security.”