Households bereaved by Covid-19 say Boris Johnson “lied” and handled them like “filth” within the wake of the publication of Sue Grey’s report into lockdown-breaching events.
A gaggle of 4,000 households who misplaced family members from Covid-19 have hit out on the prime minister after his authorities was responsible of “a severe failure” to abide by the “requirements anticipated of the complete British inhabitants” in the course of the Covid pandemic.
Her inquiry into the No10 events discovered “too little thought” was given in No 10 to “the dangers they introduced to public well being and the way they may seem to the general public”.
Together with No10 officers attending a gathering on 15 Could have been officers from division for well being and social care officers and particular advisers. Former well being secretary Matt Hancock attended the assembly at 18:00 following a press convention and left at 18:25, based on the report.
Foyer Akinnola, spokesperson for Covid-19 Bereaved Households for Justice, mentioned: “While the nation had one of many highest loss of life charges on this planet from Covid-19, they [No10] have been celebrating over cheese and wine and consuming themselves sick.”
“After they have been texting colleagues about getting away with it, we have been having to textual content our households telling them they couldn’t come to their family members’ funerals. The messages within the report present they knew how disrespectful they have been being to the households they have been failing, however that didn’t trouble them.”
“Not content material with partying while he failed to guard our family members, the Prime Minister has now spent months ignoring and mendacity to us. He has handled us like they handled their cleansing workers and safety who challenged their legislation breaking on the time: like we’re an inconvenience, like we’re filth.”
She mentioned MPs which have saved Mr Johnson in energy are “no higher,” including: “We are going to always remember being other than these closest to us while they handed away, or having to carry depressing funerals with solely a handful of individuals, tens of millions won’t ever forgive them for the disrespect they’ve proven.”
A spokesperson for Mr Hancock mentioned: Matt has not been criticised in Sue Grey’s investigation. Matt’s inclusion is a factual assertion outlining precisely what he mentioned on the time. He was there to debrief his crew and the Prime Minister, earlier than leaving Downing Road at 6.25pm to proceed working.”