Footage of Boris Johnson boasting about shaking hands with Covid patients has been making the rounds on social media today.
The Prime Minister led a press conference on March 3rd in which he set out to reassure the British public about the threat of a new virus.
Answering a question on close contact with other people he said:
“I was at a hospital the other night where I think there were a few coronavirus patients and I shook hands with everybody, you will be pleased to know, and I continue to shake hands,” he said.
“People obviously can make up their own minds but I think the scientific evidence is … our judgment is that washing your hands is the crucial thing.”
Tweeting footage of the press conference Labour MP David Lammy said: “The UK has had the worst possible leader at the worst possible time”.
Watch it in full below:
A year ago today @BorisJohnson boasted about visiting a hospital with coronavirus patients and shaking hands with “everybody”.— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) March 3, 2021
The U.K. has had the worst possible leader at the worst possible time.pic.twitter.com/qjULDhvDwU