Sir Desmond Swayne: Did We Ever Wear Masks Because of the Flu?

Swayne Leads Tory Rebels Against Boris and Scientists on Rules: Road Accidents Kill More!

In the Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a showdown with his own Conservative backbenchers over the introduction of new coronavirus rules.

Tory Sir Desmond Swayne, a prominent rebel on the measures voted on later tonight (14 December), says there have been “extraordinary extrapolations” of the initial figures on the Omicron variant.

It is often a matter of “opinion” and “prejudice”, he adds, saying the “carnage on our roads” is killing more people than Covid at the moment.

If ministers “twist the fear button”, people will react to what they consider to be a “great danger”, Sir Desmond says, calling the government “absolutely complicit” with scientists in “abandoning democracy”. ( ProductiehuisEU/YT)