Former Brexit secretary David Davis has called for a shake up of the Government’s lockdown strategy during the coronavirus which he claimed was based on ‘secret and potentially flawed calculations’ – after scientist Professor Neil Ferguson was caught flouting the measures. The Conservative politician spoke out as shamed expert Professor Ferguson was removed from all advisory positions after allowing his lover to visit him at his London home during the lockdown. And it emerged the woman having an affair with Professor Ferguson had said the lockdown was putting a ‘strain’ on her open marriage as Health Secretary Matt Hancock today admitted the trysts had left him ‘speechless’. The news came one day before Ministers are officially due to review the measures tomorrow – although Prime Minister Boris Johnson today announced he is hoping to begin easing the lockdown from Monday. Professor Ferguson was branded an ‘arrogant hypocrite’ by critics today for ‘undermining’ the Government’s position and there was pressure for the police to fine him for ignoring the lockdown rules he helped create. But Scotland Yard said this afternoon that while his behaviour is ‘plainly disappointing’, officers ‘do not intend to take any further action’ after ‘he accepted that he made… Read full this story
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