Fury at Labor Frontbencher who ‘branded Boris Johnson as a murderer’ over his handling of the pandemic

Fury at Labor MP who ‘branded Boris Johnson as a murderer’ over his handling of the pandemic

  • Rosena Allin-Khan reportedly made the statement earlier this year about the former prime minister
  • She reportedly said Boris John was ‘personally responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of people’ at a shadow cabinet meeting held around March
  • Ms Allin-Khan, MP for Tooting, has been repeatedly accused of leadership conspiracy

A Labor frontbencher reportedly called Boris Johnson a “murderer” for his handling of the pandemic, echoing the Tories’ “scum” line.

Rosena Allin-Khan, a shadow health minister, reportedly made the shocking claim earlier this year in reference to the former prime minister’s Covid policies.

It follows an outcry over Labor deputy leader Angela Rayner calling the Tories ‘scum’ at the Labor Party conference last year. She then apologized.

Ms Allin-Khan is believed to have made the controversial comments during a shadow cabinet meeting around March. A witness claimed to have said: ‘Boris Johnson is personally responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of people’

Rosena Allin-Khan, a shadow health minister, reportedly made the shocking claim earlier this year in reference to the former prime minister’s policies on Covid

A witness claimed to have said:

A witness claimed to have said: ‘Boris Johnson is personally responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of people’

They described her remarks as ‘extreme’ and ‘crazy’, adding: ‘People were looking at each other when she said it. Some of us thought she was saying it to leak to the left as part of her ambitions as party leader.

Ms Allin-Khan, MP for Tooting, has been repeatedly accused of leadership conspiracy. The meeting came around the time she was banned from appearing in the media by the Labor high command after giving interviews against the leadership of leader Sir Keir Starmer.

Last month, a poll for the LabourList website contained a section on the leadership qualities of key shadow ministers titled “Rosena Questions”.

A source close to her said: ‘Rosena does not recall any comments which may or may not have been made at the Shadow Cabinet six months ago. It does not recognize the language used.

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