Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to the SAGE minutes, said:
“The revelations in this paper are alarming.
“The fact that the Prime Minister chose to publish it an hour after his press conference is yet more evidence that he is treating the British people with contempt.
“Labour warned earlier that the restrictions announced by the Prime Minister may not be sufficient.
“The Government now needs to urgently explain why it ignored its own scientists and what it will be doing to get control of the virus.”