'Only killing 80 year olds' Keir Starmer skewers Boris over Dominic Cummings' claim

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Sir Keir Starmer quizzed Boris Johnson on a number of claims made by his former Chief Advisor Dominic Cummings to a Parliamentary Joint Committee, including one stating the Prime Minister delayed implementing a coronavirus circuit breaker as COVID-19 was “only killing 80-year olds”. The Labour Party leader stated that the decision will be seen as one of the biggest failures of the UK’s handling of the pandemic.

Sir Keir said: “Another central allegation briefed overnight is that the Prime Minister delayed the circuit break over the autumn half-term because ‘Covid was only killing 80-year olds’.

“Can I remind the Prime Minister that over 83,000 people over 80 lost their lives to this virus?

“His decision to delay for 40 days from the SAGE guidance on September 21 to October 31 will be seen as one of the single biggest failings of the last year.”

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