Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has annouced that Labour would support a decision to extend the lockdown.
In a letter to the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, Starmer called upon the government to publish its strategy for the easing of restrictions.
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In a letter to the Foreign Secretary, he calls for the Government to publish “clear plans and a strategy to ease restrictions when possible.”
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Starmer warned that “silent pressures on families and communities across the country cannot be underestimated”
The government’s scientific advice group (SAGE) met on Monday and will make an announcement regarding a possible lockdown extension this Thursday.
Starmer asked that the Foreign Secretary commit to the following on Thursday:
- Setting out the criteria the Government will be using to inform how and when it intends to ease the lockdown measures.
- Publishing the Government’s exit strategy now or in the coming week.
- Outlining the sectors of the economy and the core public services (e.g. schools) that will most likely see restrictions eased, with an accompanying plan to support people’s lives and livelihoods.