Labour leadership contender Starmer makes freedom of movement pledge
Labour leadership contender Sir Keir Starmer has pledged to reverse Boris Johnson’s end to freedom of movement for European Union citizens in the UK if he becomes prime minister.
Sir Keir, who has been blamed by some for aiding Labour’s catastrophic election defeat with his Brexit policy, praised the benefits of EU membership in a speech in Westminster Cathedral Hall.
“I want people in this country to be able to go and work abroad in Europe.
And I want people in Europe to be able to come and work here,” he said.
“I want families to be able to live together, whether that’s in Europe or here, and I want people in this country, in the United Kingdom, to be able to go and study in Europe just as they can now and people in Europe to be able to come and study here.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson he hasonly a month to fix the test and trace programme to prevent a resurgence inoutbreaks. “We were promised a world-beating system, we haven’t got it. Sowe’re saying to the Government very clearly today, time is running out,” SirKeir said during a visit to Stoke.
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has welcomed the government’s new lockdown measures in northern England but says the communication has been very poor and that ministers must learn from these mistakes. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
On a visit to Peterborough, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the Governmenthad made the right decision to implement localised coronavirus restrictions,but criticised "poor communication" to get the message across.
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During a visit to tourism and hospitality businesses in Cornwall, the leader of the opposition Keir Starmer said that the 'key to prevent a second wave is mass testing', although he agrees on the quarantine measures put recently in place by the government. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Sir Keir Starmer has returned Labour to being a “politically competitive”party which is in a position to win a general election, Tony Blair says. Theformer Labour leader and prime minister praised his successor’s performance inthe three months since he won the contest to replace Jeremy Corbyn.
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Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth says the government needs to fix the test and trace system before children return to school in September. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Shadow Transport Secretary Jim McMahon says people are right to be "frustrated" with the government's reimposition of quarantine rules on mainland Spain and, later, the islands, explaining how their handling of international travel throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been inconsistent. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Prime Minister has confirmed that British nationals are among those caughtup in the aftermath of a huge blast in the Lebanese capital Beirut. BorisJohnson said the Government is “ready to provide support in any way we can”,and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the UK stands in solidarity withLebanon.
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Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a secondnational lockdown, according to reports. The Prime Minister is consideringasking the elderly to shield once again and is mulling lockdown-likeconditions for London should there be a second wave of coronavirus infections,The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times said. The claims come after MrJohnson was forced to announce a slow down of the lockdown easing on Friday,with planned relaxations for the leisure and beauty sectors delayed after arise in Covid-19 cases was recorded, with prevalence in the community thoughtto be rising for the first time since May.
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Pharmaceutical companies have been advised by the Government to stockpile sixweeks’ worth of drugs to guard against disruption at the end of the Brexittransition period. The Department of Health and Social Care has written tomedicine suppliers advising them to boost reserves. In the letter, itreiterates that ministers will not ask for an extension to the transitionperiod past December 31, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
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