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PM has failed the north of England and the whole country

October 13, 2020 7:45 AM

Ed DaveyResponding to the Prime Minister's announcement of new coronavirus guidelines, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

People across this country have endured terrible hardships over the past six months, losing loved ones, losing livelihoods and isolating from friends and family. That's why people are so angry to see their hard work and sacrifices utterly wasted by the incompetence of Boris Johnson.

The priority now has to be keeping people safe and ensuring no one is left behind, particularly in the north of England, which is bearing the brunt of the government's shambles. Boris Johnson must get testing, tracing and isolating right, and provide proper economic support to save jobs and livelihoods. If the Government does not do more to help, it risks pushing millions of families into poverty.