Coronavirus UK: What next as the Labour Party demands new lockdown? – BBC Newsnight


UK opposition leader, Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer, has called for a short lockdown or “circuit-breaker” in England of two to three weeks to bring the rising rate of coronavirus under control. Please subscribe HERE

He said measures were not working and another course is needed to prevent a “sleepwalk into… a bleak winter”.

His call comes after documents revealed government scientific advisers called for such action on 21 September.

Meanwhile, forty-two Conservative MPs rebelled and voted against government regulations linked to the 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants in England.

Where does Sir Keir Starmer’s intervention leave UK PM Boris Johnson? And is the government running out of time to stop the spread of a second wave?

Newsnight Political Editor Nick Watt reports.

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Date: October 14, 2020

40 thoughts on “Coronavirus UK: What next as the Labour Party demands new lockdown? – BBC Newsnight

  1. Lockdown for what?…oh of course the mystical virus thats a deception for society control…so obviously labour would want all that if they got in as well…

  2. BBC left wing spin.

    Just tell us how many hospital beds are currently occupied for COVID-19 out of the total and why it appears that the death toll is significantly lower than in March despite the virus being more widespread………

  3. If people disagree with Keir then take examples of many success stories in Asia where now they can go back to the normality so fast and look at you lots still arguing about freedom and the fact that pubs would close, strict and proper lock down is the only way out, oh also, next time screening people coming in to the country is what UK should be doing, this nation never really went into a lock down even in March, April, my station is full packed with people still force to go to work. The pandemic will be here for a long while if weak lockdown is still being chosen here and the economy will hurt even more. it just shows how long short people see things and not in the long run … sacrifice now or you'll never return to normal

  4. “This life we live nowadays. It's not life, it's stagnation death-in-life. Look at all these bloody houses and the meaningless people inside them. Sometimes I think we're all corpses. Just rotting upright.”
    ― George Orwell, Keep the Aspidistra Flying

  5. A psychiatrist was conducting a group therapy session with four young Biden Democrats and their small children. "You all have obsessions," he observed.
    To the first Democrat he said, "You are obsessed with eating. You even named your daughter Candy."

    He turned to the second democrat. "Your obsession is money. Again, it manifests itself in your child's name, Penny."

    He turned to the third democrat . "Your obsession is alcohol and your child's name is Brandy."

    At this point, the fourth democrat got up, took his little boy by the hand and whispered, "Come on, Dick, let's go home."

  6. first, so sorry. i am old man. i have not english. bbc & cnn reading please. again so sorry.

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    한국은 더이상 이곳이 전쟁터가 되는 것을 원하지 않습니다. 중국은 소수민족이 독립해야 하며 좀 더 작아지고 군전력이 축소되어야 합니다. 전세계의 암적인 존재이며 평화를 깨려는 위협적인 존재입니다. 인류는 어느 하나의 인종으로만 살아간다면 그보다 재미없는 일은 없을 것입니다. 그래서 중국은 좀 더 축소되고 여러 나라로 갈라져 각각 평화롭게 특정국가에 위협이 되지 않도록 공존하며 살아가야 합니다. 저는 항상 불만인게 세계인들이 왜 중국공산당의 돈을 돈으로 인정해주며 중국인을 입국시키고 중국인을 학교로 받아들여 교육시키고 기업에 채용하는지 모르겠습니다. 그들은 걸국 정보가 생기면 중국공산당의 돈을 받고 애국이라며 팔아넘길 것입니다. 또한 그것을 바탕으로 힘을 키워 계속 세계를 위협하는데 사용하고 있습니다. 그들을 완전히 봉쇄해야 내부에서 못견디고 내부 분열이 생길 것 입니다.

    중국내의 소수민족이 독립한 자리에 미군이 옮겨가길 바라며 이 입장을 미국정부와 러시아정부 그리고 미국인과 세계인들께서 이해해주시고 딱히 어떤 나라가 다른나라를 침략하지 않는 이상은 어느쪽에도 편들어 전쟁에 휘말리지 않고 싶은 마음이 사실입니다. 냉정하게 누구나 마찬가지일 것입니다. 부디 한국인을 총알받이로 활용하지 말아주세요. five eyes 연합과 러시아 그리고 세계인들이 도와주셨으면 좋겠습니다. 아 정말 북한도 일본도 중국도 한국영토를 자꾸 노리고 있습니다. 우리는 단지 전세계가 다양성을 갖고 서로를 인정하며 평화롭게 소통하며 살기를 바랄뿐 입니다.
    thank you.

  7. it’s the start of the 1%ers running the globe with the Bill Gates sponsored scientists peddling false science 👍

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  9. Our political leaders all over the world have been corrupted. The virus is a hoax and we're all about to find out why they are lying to us. Look at flu death graphs, apparently covid has basically wiped out all flu deaths all over the world. Ever ask yourself why this virus only seems to be in western countries? It's because our media are ALL lying to us in western counties, we are under attack by those who we are supposed to trust.

  10. you mean the "draconian" measures China imposed? you mean you're gonna restrict the human rights of your people? NO WAYYYY
    how about an independent investigation on how the brits handled the covid-19 crisis huh?
    funny how you're not reporting on China putting their people in great danger by openning up their economy, oh wait, there's no danger there any more, LMAO
    how's the brexit negotiation going btw? what a joke of a puny island nation

  11. Dumb & Dumber

    Keir Starter is a laughing stock. His opposition Boris Johnson is weakest most incompetent leader.

    Desmond Swayne is the only MP that I've heard speaking against Covid restrictions.

    Please support him and any others that are fighting to preserve our rights

  12. is all a load of BS, everyone knows it but no one says anything. The average age of death is over 80 from this virus. If you are over the age of 75 you are already living on borrowed time. Jose Antonio Reyes was a smart man, he achieved everything and then went out with a big bang before all this nonsense. But anyway, imagine if there was a virus that killed 50% of the population, they would tell everyone to hide in a bunker and never come out and people would follow. This is the biggest problem in society, there are too many pussy's with no balls! Even if there was a virus with a 90% death rate I wouldn't be afraid. You have to be fearless until your last breath, there is nothing at all to be afraid of but there are far too many afraid of their own shadows- this is the biggest problem in society!

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  14. Labour are finished with this guy in charge, no personality whatsoever, makes Gordon Brown look like a great philosopher in the commons, Labour need to come up with something soon, otherwise the tories will continue with thier winning steak at the polls

  15. Pretty much no one is dying:/ if it weren’t for the news or media, then 99% of the people stepping out of their house wouldn’t even know about coronavirus.

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