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Sir Keir accuses government of treating high risk areas with ‘contempt’

12th Oct 20 10:25 am

It is expected that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will place Liverpool city region into a “tier 3” lockdown and place other northern towns into some sort of additional measures, on Monday.

Restaurants, schools and universities will remain open, but all pubs, bars, gyms, casino’s and betting shops are expected to be closed under the new “rule of 3” lockdown measures.

More “tier” lockdown restrictions are expected in other areas in the North of England which will affect millions of residents as infection cases are soaring which has had an impact on hospitals.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has accused the government of treating local communities “with contempt” as “Whitehall knows best.”

MPs warned the government that there will be more illegal gatherings and that “jobs, livelihoods and businesses” will be damaged.

Sir Keir told LBC Radio on Monday, “The government has been treating local communities, particularly in the Midlands, North West and North East and their leaders with contempt, that Whitehall knows best and we will simply tell you what’s coming your way.

“It’s just not good enough, you have to take people with you on this, listen to what local leaders are saying.”

The Labour leader is strongly urging Johnson to set out how he will get the NHS Test and Trace system to operate properly.

He also wants Johnson to explain how areas which are subjected to local restrictions are able to get out of those measures, as it is thought this could last for up to six months in some areas.

Sit Keir said, “The tier system is the first part of what we need to hear from the prime minister, but there’s a lot more than that we need to hear this afternoon.”

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