PMQs: Johnson’s ‘vacillation’ allowed Delta variant to enter UK, says Starmer

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    The Labour leader, Keir Starmer, said lax border policy was to blame for the spread of the Delta variant, first identified in India, and the four-week delay in ending England’s Covid restrictions. ‘While the NHS was vaccinating, the prime minister was vacillating,’ he said, referring to the two-week delay in placing India on the red list of countries. Johnson said the UK has among the strongest border policies in the world, and that the variant was already seeded across the globe

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