Matt Hancock has come under fire for telling a female Labour MP and A&E doctor to ‘watch her tone’ when she quizzed him on the government’s coronavirus testing strategy.
It came after Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, a former Labour deputy leader candidate asked Hancock to guarantee at least 100,000 tests per day in the House of Commons.
Dr Allin-Khan later tweeted she would not ‘watch her tone’ when challenging the government.
Former acting Labour Party leader Harriet Harman said the Health Secretary’s behaviour was ‘creepy’, and others have deemed it sexist.
The exchange of words comes after the government fell short of the 100,000 target – set at the beginning of April – for the third day in a row.
Britain recorded 693 coronavirus fatalities today, bringing the total past 29,000.