He’s wrong, and it’s an appalling statement to make. This is an intelligent, articulate man, the prime minister, who should not be throwing off-the-cuff remarks that are so hurtful and derogatory to our staff.
These staff, throughout the nation, have fought valiantly for these people … These are residents who we’ve cared for for many years. And now we’re told ‘it was our fault’. This is absolutely ridiculous.
He may well have misinterpreted himself. But surely by now, as an adult, I beseech you, Boris Johnson, for the nation’s carers and home care workers, please apologise. That’s my message to you.