Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of abandoning people with ‘viable’ jobs

Labour leader highlights plight of those set to lose jobs during Covid pandemic as furlough scheme winds down

Keir Starmer has accused the government of abandoning people with “viable” jobs by refusing proper support during continued lockdown restrictions, as the response to coronavirus again dominated prime minister’s questions.

The Labour leader read out a letter from the owner of a wedding events business based in the Yorkshire constituency of the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, saying the government had “closed their ears” to the plight of the industry.

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