The Telegraph reveals #TheLockdownFiles including ‘how the Government sought to frighten the public to ensure they complied with lockdown’
‘The public has a right to know when their lives and liberties were put at stake in an unprecedented manner, how some of those decisions were taken.’ Camilla Tominey joins Jacob Rees Mogg to discuss the findings so far from the lockdown files.
Matt Hancock is fighting claims he rejected advice while health secretary to give coronavirus tests to all residents going into English care homes. The allegations are based on a leaked trove of more than 100,000 WhatsApp messages obtained by the Daily Telegraph giving an insight into the way government operated at the height of the Covid-19 crisis. TalkTV’s Julia Hartley-Brewer and Reform UK Leader Richard Tice discuss the latest revelations. Richard tells Julia: “We were being lied to again and again … the public inquiry is going to be a decade long whitewash, an establishment cover-up.” The spokesman for Mr Hancock said: “It is outrageous that this distorted account of the pandemic is being pushed with partial leaks, spun to fit an anti-lockdown agenda, which would have cost hundreds of thousands of lives if followed. What the messages do show is a lot of people working hard to save lives. “The full documents have already all been made available to the inquiry, which is the proper place for an objective assessment, so true lessons can be learned.”