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Home Delivery . More "Lies"

March 8, 2020 9:18 AM

We are sorry to bang on about dishonesty in Government but the Times and the BBC ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51769184) are both reporting that Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, lied on Thursday nights Question Time

Mr Hancock told viewers of Question Time on BBC One on Thursday that "We are working with the supermarkets to make sure that, if people are self-isolating, then we will be able to get the food and supplies that they need," he said.

The problem with this statement is that it isn't true .A senior executive of one supermarket chain accused Mr Hancock of lying. "I am really angry about it," he said. Another said that the Department of Health got in touch with his company for the first time on Friday a day after the show

Another Executive said . "Matt Hancock has totally made up what he said about working with supermarkets. We haven't heard anything from government directly."

They added that sales of cupboard basics such as pasta and tinned goods had "gone through the roof".

"While I think people don't need to panic buy and should just shop normally, I'm not sure the government can guarantee all food supply in all instances."

With the impending crisis around the virus it is important the Government is open with people about the spread of the virus and what is being done to combat it. Lying like this does nothing to grow confidence in the Government and the advice it is giving

This is too important an issue to mislead the public about. We deserve better than being told things that are clearly not true