Monday 1 February 2021 / 11:08 PM Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds responds to The Times’ report that SAGE recommended tougher restrictions at the border

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to The Times’ report that SAGE recommended tougher restrictions at the border to protect the UK from new Covid strains from abroad, said:

 

“These revelations are incredibly serious. Ministers have knowingly left the UK border open and potentially exposed people to new strains of the virus, in direct contradiction of their own Government scientists’ advice.

 

“This puts the gains of the vaccine at risk, with disastrous consequences for people’s lives.

 

“The Home Secretary needs to come to Parliament urgently and reverse this reckless policy of leaving our Borders unlocked and open to further risk.”