Peter Hitchens reacts to coronavirus briefing:
"Ramping up Covid figures is a political move"

From    21Sep2020


Peter Hitchens joined Mike Graham for his weekly discussion, but this week's segment took a twist following the coronavirus briefing from the Government's chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance and chief medical officer Chris Whitty.

Speaking at a Downing Street briefing, Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance were predicting how the coronavirus will spread in the UK as winter approaches.

Giving his immediate reaction to the briefing, columnist Peter Hitchens told Mike: "This whole ramping up of the figures into the appearance of a second wave has much more to do with the political needs of the Government."