The new Labour leader said his party will support expending the coronavirus lockdown Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has urged the Government to publish its exit strategy from the Covid-19 lockdown this week. In a letter to Dominic Raab, who is deputising for Boris Johnson, Sir Keir confirmed that Labour would support the Government if, as is expected, it extends the lockdown later this week. But he said: ‘The question for Thursday therefore is no longer about whether the lockdown should be extended, but about what the Government’s position is on how and when it can be eased in due course and on what criteria that decision will be taken. ‘Ministers have argued that now is not the time to talk about this. I profoundly disagree. Overcoming this crisis requires taking the British public with you. ‘Millions of people have played their part and exceeded Government assumptions about their willingness to make sacrifices and to stay at home in the national interest. ‘In return, the Government needs to be open and transparent with the public about how it believes the lockdown will ease and eventually end, how this decision will be informed and what measures are being put in place… Read full this story
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