Friday 2 April 2021 / 11:14 AM Angela Rayner

‘That a senior Conservative would suggest people are deliberately catching Covid in order to get sick pay is as disgraceful as it is absurd’ – Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader, responding to comments from the Conservative leader of South Norfolk Council on the self-isolation payment scheme, said:

“That a senior Conservative would suggest people are deliberately catching Covid in order to get sick pay is as disgraceful as it is absurd, especially as the Conservatives have excluded so many people from the support they need to do the right thing and isolate over the last year.

“These claims have no basis in reality and are a grim insult to anyone who has lost a loved one to this terrible virus.

“Amanda Milling and the Conservatives must apologies and distance themselves from them immediately.”