Coronavirus: Sir Keir Starmer blames UK government ‘failure’ for new COVID-19 measures

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “Coronavirus: Sir Keir Starmer blames UK government ‘failure’ for new COVID-19 measures” – below is their description.

    New coronavirus restrictions are “necessary” but were “not inevitable” and represent the government’s failure, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said. In a Labour Party broadcast, used as a response to the prime minister’s TV address, Sir Keir offered his support for the government’s action but blamed ministers for the recent rise in coronavirus cases.

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