Angry Tory MPs turn on Gove after ‘overwhelmed NHS’ claims

Pressure grows on Covid restrictions, as ‘dingy hospitals’ remark fuels row

Boris Johnson was facing a growing Tory mutiny over new Covid-19 restrictions last night as furious Conservative MPs accused the government of exaggerating capacity problems in the NHS in an attempt to win their support.

Ahead of a crucial Commons vote on the new three-tier system on Tuesday, an extraordinary row erupted over claims by Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove that the NHS, including the newly constructed Nightingale hospitals, could be “physically overwhelmed”.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Angry Tory MPs turn on Gove after ‘overwhelmed NHS’ claims ———