Covid-19 Update

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:50 pm on 23rd June 2020.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Labour, Leeds East 12:50 pm, 23rd June 2020

The former chief scientific adviser has said that tens of thousands of lives could have been saved if the Government had acted differently. If we had had the same death rate as South Korea, a country whose population and income are not very different from ours, we would have had a few hundred deaths, not the many tens of thousands we have had. Is not today’s announcement, which is really just about appeasing right wingers on the Tory Back Benches, once again this Government gambling with people’s lives?