Daniel Zeichner MP said: “The Prime Minister could have acted when Keir Starmer and the scientists first called for a circuit breaker. But they bottled it – and now we have a much harder lockdown. This incompetent government couldn’t even get the news out in a timely and straight forward manner – drip feeding it to the press rather than levelling with the British people.
Now we need detail and clarity. My inbox is already filling up with worried workers scared they won’t cope on the furlough-lite scheme and city businesses predicting their downfall.
Of course we need to stay at home to protect our NHS and save lives but I have lost all patience with this government. This second wave was predictable and they could have done so much better than this.”