Jacob Rees-Mogg attacks ‘endless carping’ about Covid testing shortages

Leader of Commons labelled ‘out of touch’ as he seeks praise for how system is working

The Commons leader, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has complained about what he called “this endless carping” about shortages of coronavirus tests, prompting Labour to accuse the government of being out of touch with public concerns.

Responding to a question in the Commons about tests from his Labour shadow, Valerie Vaz, Rees-Mogg said there should be more praise for how well the system was doing.

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