Keir Starmer blasts ‘Whitehall knows best’ Covid attitude

Labour opposition leader says government talking down to parts of country and ‘we don’t need a world-beating testing system, just one that works’

Keir Starmer has called for an end to the government’s “serial incompetence” throughout the pandemic as concerns grow over the possibility of further restrictions being introduced.

The Labour opposition leader, writing in the Telegraph, decried the leaking of plans for tougher measures and said it had led to confusion about Downing Street’s approach.

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