Furious dad who confronted Boris Johnson over NHS hospital waiting times is Labour activist and anti-Brexit campaigner

Furious dad who confronted Boris Johnson over NHS hospital waiting times is Labour activist and anti-Brexit campaigner

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A FURIOUS dad who confronted Mr Johnson in a hospital yesterday over waiting times is a Labour activist and anti-Brexit campaigner.

Omar Salem said he wanted to give the PM “a piece of my mind”.

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Omar Salem confronted Boris Johnson at Whipps Cross University Hospital and questioned him on NHS waiting times[/caption]

Mr Salem’s Twitter account revealed him as an anti-Brexit Labour activist

His week-old daughter is being treated at Whipps Cross University Hospital, North East London.

Mr Salem complained: “This ward is not safe for children. There are not enough doctors, nurses, it’s not well organised enough.

“The NHS has been destroyed and now you come here for a Press opportunity.”

Mr Johnson bizarrely claimed “there’s no Press here” despite media filming the confrontation.

Mr Salem said: “What do you mean, who are these people?”


The Prime Minister then explained he was “here to find out” about the situation but Mr Salem said: “It’s a bit late isn’t it? Years and years and years of the NHS being destroyed.”

He was later revealed to have worked for Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry. He has also been pictured alongside Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell at campaign events.

His Twitter profile says “campaigning against Brexit and for a socialist Europe”.

But a No10 source insisted his identity as a Labour activist “doesn’t change a thing,” adding: “He’s the parent of a child going through NHS treatment.

“If he’d been a Tory blue voting for ten years, if you’d a poor experience of your child in the NHS I’m pretty sure you’d feel the same way.”

A spokesman said the man was understandably “very distressed” and the Prime Minister was “not going to hide away from those ­circumstances when he goes on these visits, and so obviously is keen to talk to people and empathise and see what he can do to help”.

The spokesman added: “It’s also a reminder of why exactly he is so keen to make the NHS a priority for funding.”

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The angry dad claimed the Tory party were destroying the NHS[/caption]

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