Denise Welch slams government 'hypocrisy' as she's stopped from travelling in ambulance with father
Denise Welch has furiously hit out at the UK government after she was stopped from travelling with her elderly father in an ambulance at the weekend, while football fans were allowed to line the streets.
The actress, 63, did not say what was wrong with her father but highlighted what she believes is hypocrisy from the government amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying it’s unfair certain freedoms have not returned as lockdown is eased, while revellers partied after England’s Euros 2020 match against Scotland on Friday.
Sharing a picture of a crowd of soccer fans on Instagram on Saturday, Denise wrote: ‘Today, I wasn’t allowed to travel in an ambulance with my 84-year-old old frightened dad. Why??
Furious: Denise Welch, 63, lashed out at the UK government on Saturday after she was stopped from travelling with her elderly father, 84, in an ambulance while football fans partied
‘There is no reason. I’ve tried to call out this hypocrisy for over a year. I came off Twitter as I was called a Covid denier. Nothing could be further from the truth.
‘But I knew this would happen. I saw the utter hypocrisy when the government allowed the clap for carers to become a weekly carnival with emergency services lining the streets with their sirens blaring.
‘Karaoke and wine parties, nurses gathering outside hugging. Bridges full of people clapping.
Speaking out: Denise highlighted what she believes is hypocrisy from the government amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying it’s unfair certain freedoms have not returned
‘Meanwhile, two men were threatened with arrest as they tried to comfort their mother sat alone at her husbands funeral.’
The Loose Women star then accused ministers of being ‘in thrall’ to epidemiologist Neil Ferguson who resigned from his government position last year after repeatedly breaking lockdown guidelines to see his lover.
Denise continued: ‘Why has there been zero transparency? During Brexit (remember that?) there were nightly debates but with Covid.. nothing.
Unimpressed: Denise shared a picture of football fans on Instagram on Saturday following England’s Euros 2020 game against Scotland, saying she the lockdown rules are unfair
‘People’s voices silenced if they dared ask any questions. NHS workers (I’ve spent 10 weeks amongst them) not allowed to speak out about ANYTHING.
‘The NHS is in a mess. It has been for years and we are told that WE have to save it. We don’t. They have to save us.
‘But the communication system within it is completely and utterly broken and that is the fault of the trust bosses. No one else. This has to stop. We need to be given our freedom back.
Taking a stand: Denise insists she is not a Covid denier, saying she’s had her two vaccinations, but believes certain freedoms should be returned
‘I’ve had my 2 vaccinations and I will make my own decisions about the risks I take. They have no right to continue to control us and let football rule the f…..g world.
‘I’m not a 5G, great reset believer. I believe it is total incompetence, fear, cover up and a desire not to lose these emergency powers they’ve been granted.
‘I no longer want my life controlled by communist Susan Michie.’
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Denise for comment.
Former Coronation Street cast member Denise later shared a video of her father dancing in a blonde wig during the first lockdown last year.
In the video, her parent can be seen paying tribute to singer Dolly Parton as he performs an entertaining dance.
Happier times: Former Coronation Street cast member Denise shared a video of her father dancing in a blonde wig during the first lockdown last year as a Father’s Day tribute
Denise wrote: ‘Happy Fathers Day to the legend that is our dad, Vin Welch.
‘This wonderful tribute to Dolly Parton is how dad dealt with the first lockdown.
‘Sadly after a year of it his health started to deteriorate. But he is a fighter and we are so touched as a family with the support my posts about him have received.
‘Thinking of all those today who have dads that are poorly and those who have lost theirs.’
Loving family: Denise is the daughter of the late Ann Welch and her elderly father Vin Welch