Watch live: Former Health Sec Virginia Bottomley gives evidence to the Infected Blood Inquiry

Sky News published this video item, entitled “Watch live: Former Health Sec Virginia Bottomley gives evidence to the Infected Blood Inquiry” – below is their description.

A leading campaigner has criticised former prime minister Sir John Major after he said victims of the infected blood scandal had “incredibly bad luck”.

Chair of the Haemophilia Society Clive Smith said comments by the ex-premier, who was in charge of the UK government from 1990 to 1997, were “offensive and complacent”.

Giving evidence to a public inquiry into the healthcare catastrophe, Sir John described the growing sense in the late 1980s that compensation for haemophiliacs affected would be needed.

The inquiry continues today with Former Health Sec Virginia Bottomley giving evidence.

#SkyNews #InfectedBloodInquiry #SirJohnMajor

Sky News YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

About This Source - Sky News

Sky News is a British free-to-air television news channel and organisation. Sky News is distributed via a radio news service, and through online channels. It is owned by Sky Group, a division of Comcast. John Ryley is the head of Sky News, a role he has held since June 2006.

Recent from Sky News:

Press Preview: Thursday’s papers

At least 10 killed in an explosion at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan

Calls for action as inflation continues to grip

In This Story: John Major

Sir John Major KG CH is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997.

3 Recent Items: John Major

‘John Major is turning into a prat!’ | Edwina Currie slams former colleague

‘He’s shown himself to be a fool’ | Shaun Bailey on John Major calling for Boris’ quick removal

Boris Johnson resigns – who will replace him?

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.