Labour Future, an affiliated organisation of the Labour Party, has urged frontline doctors, nurses and paramedics to be interviewed in London for a politically-charged documentary about the challenges the NHS is facing during the COVID-19 crisis. In a press release for the documentary, Labour Future condemn the Government’s handling of the health pandemic and claim it has been “mismanaged from the start and our NHS workers have paid a heavy price”.
They insist a film featuring experiences of people on the NHS frontline is required to fully understand the pressure on the health service and to serve as a stark reminder for people to follow the rules.
Labour Future say “we want to produce a new film on what our NHS staff are facing as a result of the government’s catastrophic handling of this pandemic – and we need NHS workers to interview”.
The group specifically say these interviews will need to be carried out in London – meaning people could risk breaching coronavirus rules.
Labour Future add: “So if you are (or if you know) a doctor, nurse or paramedic who would be willing to be interviewed in London on or before January 15th, please contact us.”
The whole of the UK is currently plunged into a third national lockdown with a strict “stay at home” order from the Prime Minister.
People are only permitted to travel for a limited number of specific reasons, including for work, basic necessities and exercise.
But, the Government guidelines insist even these activities should be kept as close to home as possible.
The guidance on the Government website says: “If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local – unless it is necessary to go further, for example, to go to work.
To try and prevent the spread of the virus and improve compliance with the rules, the Government is planning to run an advertising campaign across all media platforms and will feature patients in hospital.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I know the last year has taken its toll – but your compliance is now more vital than ever.”
Express.co.uk has contacted the Labour Party for comment.