Keir Starmer has declared that the public want to see a “roadmap to get out of where we are now, and to where we need to be” in the coronavirus crisis in response to a speech from the Prime Minister.
Responding to Boris Johnson’s keynote address to the Conservative Party conference this afternoon, the Labour leader told Sky News that people also want Johnson to admit that there are “real problems” with the current strategy.
He told viewers: “NHS workers on the frontline, the professionals I’ve been speaking to today and the country want from the Prime Minister is a sort of frank acknowledgement that there are real problems with the government’s approach.
“Everybody can see that infection rates are rising. Lots of areas are in restriction and don’t seem to be coming out of it and testing regime just isn’t working.
“So what people wanted was a frank acceptance that those problems are there and a roadmap to get out of where we are now, and to where we need to be – a roadmap, if you like, from here through to when we get a vaccination.”