Replace furlough and stop firms ‘firing and rehiring’, Starmer to tell PM

Labour leader to accuse Boris Johnson of failing on Covid testing in speech to unions

Keir Starmer is to call on Boris Johnson to replace the furlough scheme and outlaw “firing and rehiring” practices in a speech to union leaders on Tuesday.

The Labour leader will also accuse the prime minister of failing to get the basics of coronavirus testing right or formulate a plan for care homes over the summer and of attempting to “re-open old wounds over Brexit”.

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