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‘Day of shame’: Rishi Sunak offers unequivocal apology for infected blood scandal

Prime minister says successive governments failed and vows to pay whatever it takes to compensate victims

Rishi Sunak declared Monday a “day of shame for the British state” as he apologised for the failures of successive governments over the infected blood scandal and promised to pay whatever it takes to compensate the victims.

The prime minister issued his apology in a packed House of Commons chamber, hours after Sir Brian Langstaff published his report which accused the British government of covering up the disaster.

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