TV’s Piers Morgan has compared the government to ‘a Soviet style regime intent on hiding the truth’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Piers discussed the people protesting for their ‘liberty’ in the United States in his Daily Mail column.
Piers has been very vocal with his criticisms of the UK Government.
He’s saying they are misleading people by underestimating coronavirus death and infection figures.
Piers criticises the UK Government
Piers insisted the government are not providing straight answers on issues of testing and when lockdown may be lifted.
He wrote: “One of the best things about America is that this debate is being had publicly and loudly, in a way that shames countries like my own, Britain.”
He said the UK government is “behaving during this crisis like a soviet style regime intent on suppressing the truth”.
The government is behaving during this crisis like a soviet style regime
Piers added: “When I see protesters squaring up angrily to health workers, my heart sinks at the abysmal lack of respect for people on the frontline of this coronavirus war.
“The lockdowns are designed to protect life and preserve liberty.”
He also questioned whether the government will be able to make their target of 100,000 coronavirus tests by the end of the month.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock previously said the target was 100,000 per day by the end of April.
However, there had only been 18,000 new tests carried out yesterday (April 21), which was a fall on previous days.
What did Piers say?
“It’s now April 22nd and we’re testing less people yesterday than we tested 12 days ago,” Piers raged.
'We are testing less people yesterday than we tested 12 days ago' – @piersmorgan
'We know testing is really important. We have been working hard to ramp up the testing capacity in the country' – Care Minister Helen Whately. pic.twitter.com/JqnVwbX4nu
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) April 22, 2020
Ms Whately replied: “We know that testing is really important and we have been working hard to ramp up the testing capacity…”
However, Piers cut in: “I don’t want to hear about you ramping up though, with respect you’re not ramping it up.
“When you keep saying you’re ramping things up, you’re not, you’re going backwards.
“You’re not doing them!”
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