PMQs in full: Boris faces Starmer and clash over second national lockdown

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Prime Minister's Questions: Labour and Conservatives clash, Boris Johnson will face Sir Keir Starmer at PMQs at 12pm. Yesterday, Keir Starmer demanded Boris Johnson put the country into a 'circuit breaker' national lockdown instead of the '3 tier' system. The […]



Prime Minister's Questions: Labour and Conservatives clash, Boris Johnson will face Sir Keir Starmer at PMQs at 12pm. Yesterday, Keir Starmer demanded Boris Johnson put the country into a 'circuit breaker' national lockdown instead of the '3 tier' system. The Labour leader has urged the PM to close all pubs, bars, restaurants and offices for two to three weeks. Sir Keir said this evening the PM's latest restrictions – which mean pubs and bars in the highest level of lockdown have to close – do not go far enough. He said: "We're at a decisive moment in fight against coronavirus. The figures are stark and all heading in the wrong direction, "Another course of action is needed, that's why I'm calling for a two to three week circuit breaker in England. "A temporary set of clear and effective restrictions to get the R rate down." If more draconian rules weren't brought in, Sir Keir warned the UK could "sleep walk into a into a long and bleak winter". He stressed his proposals would not mean schools would not have to close if it was timed to fall over half term. But pubs, bars, restaurants and offices would have to close all over again. Read more
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