Covid-19 Response

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:37 pm on 18th May 2020.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield 3:37 pm, 18th May 2020

Does the Secretary of State remember that about a month ago I upset him by telling him that his Government’s policy during this crisis was a shambles? I thought they were actually getting a grip on this crisis until last Sunday’s disastrous performance by his Prime Minister. Now we have relaxed the advice to the country at a time when Yorkshire and the north-east is doubling its R rate. What is he going to do about that? Can he not get a grip? Can he not stand up to the Prime Minister?