Labour leader breaks lockstep with Johnson at last
Keith Starmer has at last recognised the inevitable and has added his voice to calls for a national lockdown – the first time in months that the Labour leader has broken ranks with Boris Johnson over the issue. It comes as 143 people died in the UK in the last 24 hours.
The u-turn is to be welcomed – and brings him into line with SAGE scientists – but Starmer remains ambivalent over schools. A lockdown with schools open for the children of key workers could be effective, but wider opening in the sector that has fuelled the second wave is out of the question and he needs to say so unambiguously and urgently before more lives are lost.
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