The newly-elected Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has savaged Boris Johnson’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, accusing the Prime Minister of making ‘serious mistakes’. Sir Keir yesterday formally replaced Jeremy Corbyn at the top of the party in a landslide leadership contest victory and he has wasted no time in attacking Mr Johnson. Sir Keir said he is willing to engage ‘constructively’ with the government during the outbreak of the deadly disease but blasted ministers for being too slow at explaining why the UK is ‘so far behind’ other countries when it comes to testing. Labour’s new premier is widely expected to announce his shadow cabinet later today, with a raft of so-called ‘soft left’ MPs who served under Mr Corbyn tipped to be installed in key positions. But in a clear hint that Sir Keir will try to reunite the divided party, he suggested during an appearance on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show this morning that Blairite MPs could now return to the frontbench. He said the shadow cabinet will be ‘balanced across the party’ and it will be ‘balanced across the country’. Sir Keir Starmer, the new Labour leader pictured arriving at the BBC in London today, has… Read full this story
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