Many people have become anxious about whether they will be able to provide for themselves or their families amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Currently, workers need to earn at least £118 a week to qualify for statutory sick pay, which is less than £100 a week, although the government has suggested this may be reviewed.
After thousands of tweets flooded in condemning her remarks, Latham later defended herself on Twitter, saying she was talking about “keyboard warriors” and has “every sympathy” with people who are worried about money in this “stressful time”.
@ML1Hughes My response was purely towards keyboard warriors who so often attack but don't respond with anything. I… https://t.co/A3G5Vtpkwk