Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has called on Boris Johnson and the Government to implement a circuit breaker lockdown. During his speech to the country at 5pm on Tuesday, Sir Keir insisted SAGE’s advice of a temperorary two-three week lockdown could help slow the spread of coronavirus. However, the Labour leader also called on all Britons who could to return to their homes to work and the closure of offices.
Despite his calls for remote working, the Labour leader chose to hold a press briefing with journalists in the room to question him.
Sir Keir said: “The Government’s plan simply isn’t working and another course is needed.
“That is why I am calling for a two-three week circuit break in England, in line with SAGE’s recommendation.
“This would be a temperorary set of clear and effective restrictions designed to get the R-rate down and reverse the trend of infections and hospital admissions.”
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Sir Keir went into the details of what he is proposing for the country.
He said: “This would not mean schools closing but if it happens imminently, it can be timed to run across half term, to minimise disruption.
“A circuit break would require significant sacrifices across the country.
“It would only mean essential work and travel, it would mean that everyone who can work from home should do so.
Following his speech to the country, many Britons took to Twitter to mock and slate the Labour leader, with some dubbing him “Captain Hindsight.”
One Twitter user wrote: “It was only yesterday Captain Hindsight was wanting pubs open after 10pm, flip-flop Starmer.”
Another wrote: “Too little, too late and too timid.
“Starmer is always behind the curve, Captain Hindsight rides again.”
While another grilled: “Absolutely nothing of substance from the Labour leader again.
“Captain Hindsight doing what he does best, nothing.”