A leading Tory MP and leading Boris Johnson ally is requiring Dido Harding, the beleaguered employer of NHS Test and Trace, to be axed.
Sir Bernard Jenkin, who chairs the powerful Liaison Committee of senior MPs, told Sky’s Sophy Ridge that the management of Test and Trace is puffed up and muddled.
He added: “The Test and Trace capability requires to move up a number of equipments … There is a sense that there is an absence of general method that is at the heart of the problem.”
It follows he composed in the Sunday Telegraph that Conservative peer Baroness Harding “should be given a well-earned break”, adding that “the immediate top priority is to fill the vacuum of leadership in Test and Trace”.
His call comes just days after the prime minister and his chief scientific adviser publicly confessed for the first time that the system is not working successfully.
The poll recommends that half of citizens, 50%, now disapprove of the government’s handling of the pandemic, while fewer than one in three, 29%, approve.
Sir Bernard wrote: “Dido Harding, head of NHS Test and Trace, obviously says that she is dealing with what she inherited when arriving in the function, however during the summer season, initial urgency diminished.”
” Perhaps some of those exhausted leaders on the federal government frontline, like Dido Harding, could be offered a well-earned break too; they might utilize their hard-won experience to assist this group assess the lessons learned so far.”
Declaring the general public has actually lost self-confidence in Test and Trace, Sir Bernard called for a military commander to be put in charge and also accuses the federal government of raising false hope about a coronavirus vaccine.