9 Dec 2019

Johnson criticised for reaction to sick boy on hospital floor

Political Editor

With just three days to go, Boris Johnson embarked on a tour of marginal seats hoping that his pro-Brexit message will bring over former Labour supporters who voted to leave the EU.

But instead, it was a photo of a sick four-year-old boy having to sleep on the floor of a Leeds hospital that dominated today’s campaigning.

Boris Johnson tried to avoid looking at the picture when confronted with it by a reporter but finally admitted it was “terrible”.

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the episode showed the prime minister “just doesn’t care”.