Saturday 31 October 2020 / 8:16 PM Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer responds to Government’s announcement of a national lockdown for England

Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, said:


“Everybody is concerned about the rise in infections, hospital admissions and – tragically – the number of deaths.


“That’s why three weeks ago, Labour called for a circuit breaker in England, in line with SAGE’s recommendation to bring infections down.


“The Government completely rejected that, only to now announce the same thing.


“That delay in introducing restrictions will come at an economic cost and a human cost.


“I’m glad that the Government has finally taken this decision – but it should have done so weeks ago.”