“I’m quite generous to the government generally about the fact that they were looking at the situation thinking, ‘What is going to be the most harmful?’
“And if, as he said, that Boris Johnson was more concerned with the economy, maybe he genuinely believed that that was the biggest risk.
“But it doesn’t mean to say that planning for the pandemic and planning for lockdown, that should have been in place just from Boris Johnson’s perspective but as a society, that we haven’t got those things in place.”
Kate added: “The problem is you have a trust problem and you have to do something about it or more lives will be lost.
“I can accept the fact no one knew what was going on and mistakes will have been made, but not being able to admit those mistakes until now I think is a problem and he has to address it – and quickly.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
Published at Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:52:00 +0000