BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg is on the receiving end of controversy after she identified a father of a sick newborn baby who confronted Boris Johnson about the NHS in a viral video as a Labour activist.
Omar Salem criticised the prime minister of a “press opportunity” after he visited Whipps Cross University Hospital in London, where his seven-day-old daughter was admitted “gravely ill.”
In the video, which spread across social media like wildfire, Salem told Johnson:
There are not enough people on this ward, there are not enough doctors, there's not enough nurses, it's not well organised enough. The NHS has been destroyed...and now you come here for a press opportunity.
Later, on Twitter he explained: “Boris Johnson had the temerity to come to @WhippsCrossHops for a press opportunity on the children's ward that my 7-day old daughter is on, having been admitted to A&E yesterday gravely ill.”
Kuenssberg initially tweeted:
Another very, very awkward encounter for PM - taken to task by a parent on a children’s ward in London where he say… https://t.co/loUkV1NwZs