Boris Johnson ‘let down’ voters who handed him election with ‘hurtful’ care home remarks

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Boris Johnson has ‘let down’ the voters who handed him his election victory with his ‘appalling’ care home blame comments.

Furious care home owner David Crabtree today warned the Prime Minister: “This is the red wall. This is the North. They supported you, Boris Johnson.

“They voted for you and you have let them down appallingly.”

During a visit to Yorkshire yesterday, Mr Johnson claimed “too many care homes didn’t really follow the procedures in the way they could have.”

Number 10 has refused to apologise for the comments, which have been branded “cowardly” and “hugely insulting.”

And Matt Hancock claimed, falsely, that Mr Johnson was “explaining that because asymptomatic transmission was not known about, the correct procedures were therefore not known.”

Mr Crabtree owns care homes in the Bradford area, and says procedures were followed properly.

He told Sky News: “We were prepared. We had PPE.

“We blocked relatives at the end of february and we were Covid free for 5-6 weeks, until discharges from hospital without testing.

“This was not our fault.

He added: “Matt Hancock came to this home.

“He was quite happy to shake the hands of people who then subsequently died of Covid.”

Mr Crabtree urged the Prime Minister, “as an adult” to apologise for his comments.

“He’s wrong, and it’s an appalling statement to make.

“This is an intelligent and articulate man, a Prime Minister, who should not be throwing off the cuff remarks that are so hurtful and derogatory to our staff.”

He added: “He may well have, I don’t know, misinterpreted himself.

“But surely by now, as an adult, I beseech you, Boris Johnson, for the nation’s carers and home care workers, please apologise.

“That’s my message to you.”

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