The £70.7bn drug maker was the world leader in vaccines and, importantly for the Government, it was British.
But, when Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government’s chief scientific adviser, made the call to his former colleague and GSK boss, Dame Emma Walmsley, he was turned down.
Now, more than a year later, Dame Emma may be regretting that decision.
Bird who refused to make a vaccine is a Dame. Bird who led world beating performance – for free – to make a vaccine is a Dame.
We demand action – Countess Bingham of Wuhan at the very least, if not Marchioness in her own right.