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04 June 2020 - Boris Johnson's quarantine plan faces criticism from both parties

Publié par cpavia le 04/06/2020

Theresa May attacks Boris Johnson over Brexit and Covid quarantine plans

Peter Walker (The Guardian, 03/06/2020)

Theresa May has launched a double attack on Boris Johnson’s government, speaking in the Commons to first warn about the security implications of a final no-deal Brexit, and then against the coronavirus quarantine plans.

May, who has largely kept a low profile since returning to the backbenches, used prime minister’s questions to express worry at a lack of possible lack of intelligence and data sharing if the Brexit transition period ends without a formal agreement.

The government had, May began, “rightly been focused on keeping people safe” over coronavirus.

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Boris Johnson's Brexit Crunch Point Has Arrived

Anand Menon and Alan Wager (The Huffington Post, 04/06/2020)

It is now a little over half a decade since David Cameron introduced the legislation for a referendum on EU membership. And it is four months since Boris Johnson proclaimed that he had successfully brought “the whole political wrangle” of Brexit to an end.

But Brexit was not done, far from it. Another event that day – the first recorded case of Covid-19 in the UK – ultimately meant that relations with the European Union, for the first sustained period in half a decade, have not been the most pressing policy problem facing the prime minister.

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Coronavirus: Labour urges PM to stop 'winging it' over easing restrictions

(BBC News, 03/06/2020)

Boris Johnson's "mismanagement" of the easing of virus restrictions risks a second wave of infections, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has warned.

In a Guardian interview, he urged the PM to "get a grip" and restore public confidence in ministers' handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

But No 10 said it was proceeding with caution to secure a safe recovery.

It comes as the government is to outline further details of its quarantine plans later.

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The Guardian view on governing after lockdown: Boris Johnson’s grip is weak

(The Guardian, 03/06/2020)

There is no such thing as a total truce in Westminster, and a partial one rarely lasts long. The period when Labour felt obliged by a sense of duty in a national emergency to provide “constructive” opposition to the government is over. In parliament on Wednesday, Sir Keir Starmer accused Boris Johnson of failing to get to grips with the situation and the prime minister responded with affected resentment at the lack of “cooperation” from his counterpart across the dispatch box.

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