Keir Starmer SLAMS Boris Johnson for 'allowing' Delta variant to enter UK from India

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Published on 16 Jun 2021, 12:30
Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer challenges Boris Johnson during Prime Minister's Questions over the Government's efforts to prevent the Delta variant from reaching the UK from India.

"The rate of the Delta variant is much higher here (the UK) than in other countries." Said Mr Starmer. "Tragically once again the UK has the highest infection rate in Europe. We did not want to top that table again."

FACE-MASKS, working from home, travel quarantine and a whole host of other Covid lockdown rules may have to stay after July 19, a leaked document suggested today.

According to a memo, seen by Politico, Britain may have to have some Covid curbs for months to come as the country learns to live with the virus.

The PM had previously said he wanted to tear up as many as possible after June 21.

But earlier this week he confirmed that the so-called Freedom Day will be pushed back to July 19 instead, giving four more weeks to get more jabs into arms and protect the nation.

As a result, several reviews on social distancing, face-masks and other Covid rules have been pushed back into the long grass too.

Decisions on whether some restrictions stay in place after July 19 will come before Britain moves into step four.

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Face-masks, work from home & travel quarantine rules may stay AFTER July 19 lockdown lift, leaked document suggests

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