Voice Britannia reports that Alok Sharma was at the House of Commons today and was reported to be looking “peaky”. Soon after, Sharma had left the chamber, put himself into “self-isolation” and has since tested negative for Coronavirus, but the incident is said to have ‘shaken’ ministers.
This incident has again raised questions on Jacob Rees-Moggs ability to fulfil his ‘leader of the house’ role, with ministers now calling on Mogg to resign as he has risked the health of all ministers and House of Commons.
Government will be hoping and praying that Sharma’s COVID-19 test comes back negative, as a positive test in this situation could have huge ramifications. During the (2) House of Commons divisions (votes) which took place on Monday, ministers formed a kilometre-plus long queue, dubbed the ‘Commons Conga’.