Government must be held accountable for coronavirus failings

Responding to Michael Gove’s appearances on Sophy Ridge and Andrew Marr, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said: “Michael Gove’s media round further reveals a government in crisis. It is becoming clearer day by day that this Government is failing to respond effectively to the spread of coronavirus.

Acting Leader Ed Davey

“The fact that the damning report in the Sunday Times is only ‘slightly off beam’, will further alarm many. The Government must be held accountable for their initial failure to take this virus seriously, especially when it’s clear the issues the country is now facing, such as the dire lack of PPE, was raised by many, including ourselves, months ago.

“Today, the Liberal Democrats have put forward a support package that would help ensure our frontline workers get the protective equipment they need and properly recompense them for the risks they’re taking. If the Government wish to try and reclaim some control of their response to coronavirus, I urge them to start by supporting our plan.”

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