“If you’re asked to isolate and you’re in insecure work, you need decent sick pay to isolate.
“But also, we all need to cooperate with this, and it’s why, the government, Matt Hancock, sticking up for that guy Dominic Cummings is so dangerously irresponsible, because lots of people who have been asked to stay at home for two weeks – but they’re not ill, they’ve got no symptoms.
“They’ll be thinking to themselves ‘Why is it one rule for this man who is Boris Johnson’s right hand man and another rule for the rest of us’.
“Because it’s in our interests to all cooperate with this because it’s the way in which we can safely ease out of lockdown,” the politician added.
Ashworth then went onto discuss Cummings and said: “We’re all astonished really, the guy hasn’t resigned, we’ve got Tory MP after Tory MP calling for him [to resign] – we’ve even got a minister Penny Mordaunt – she’s actually involved in developing the government’s Covid response – who’s said there’s inconsistencies in what Dominic Cummings has said.”
Published at Thu, 28 May 2020 07:12:00 +0000