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Robert Peston
. said just now that the difficulty in increasing number of tests was due to a shortage of the relevant "chemcial reagents". Well I've just talked to the Chemical Industries Association, which represents the UK's very substantial chemicals industry. It...
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Robert Peston Mar 31
Replying to @michaelgove
has contacted its members, and they've said there is no shortage of the relevant reagents. So the Association has now been in touch with 's office to find out what he means, because it is stumped. The Association also points out there was an industry chat with...
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Robert Peston Mar 31
Replying to @Peston
a business minister today, who made no attempt to find out if there was a supply problem for the vital ingredients of Covid19 testing kits. So this question of why there aren't enough tests for the virus is an even bigger mystery. Also, if it turns out there is a shortage...
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Robert Peston Mar 31
Replying to @Bill_Esterson
these manufacturers are more than happy to increase their production. But they need to be asked, which has not happened. PS It was Labour MP who initially spotted this gap between what Gove said and what the industry believes to be true.
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🔶🔸Rob🔸🔶 Mar 31
Replying to @Peston @michaelgove
It's almost as if this government is happy to lie through its teeth to blame someone else.
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Paul Mainwaring Mar 31
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Rob Moss Mar 31
Replying to @Peston @michaelgove
We’re still on the ‘herd immunity’ by stealth plan then.
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Benedict Smyth Mar 31
That conclusion seems inescapable..
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Andy Clark Mar 31
Could it be, and I realise this is a wild stab in the dark, that the government is lying?
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phil robson Apr 2
Replying to @AndyCRuns @Peston and 2 others
Haha..nailed it.
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Dave Murrell Mar 31
Replying to @Peston @michaelgove
Didnt they also lie about asking the retailers earlier in this debacle ? They just bare face lie! How is this acceptable?
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vestedinterest Mar 31
Don’t be shocked. They’ve been doing it for years and yet still get voted in.
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