Take action over MPs linked to Covid conspiracy figures, PM told


Exclusive: ‘Misinformation can kill,’ warns Royal Statistical Society CEO as two more Conservative MPs are linked to discredited claims

Boris Johnson has been urged to act after two more Conservative MPs were linked to figures spreading Covid conspiracy theories or making discredited claims.

Last week it emerged that Desmond Swayne, a former Tory minister, encouraged anti-lockdown street protesters to “persist” and suggested NHS capacity figures were being “manipulated” to exaggerate the impact of the virus.

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