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Keir Starmer says lockdown delay in England will cost lives

Labour leader says chancellor Rishi Sunak’s ‘name is all over’ decision not to act earlier * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Keir Starmer has said the government’s delay in calling a second coronavirus lockdown in England will cost lives and singled out Rishi Sunak for blame, saying the UK chancellor’s “name is all over” the decision to reject earlier tough measures. In a speech to the annual conference of the CBI, the Labour leader said that while it would be wrong to blame the government for Covid, “I do blame it for the way it’s been handled – and I can’t forgive the catalogue of mistakes that have cost lives and livelihoods.” Continue reading...

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