The Labour Party has confirmed it will back Boris Johnson if he pushes for more stringent Covid restrictions. There are growing concerns that Britain is heading for a de-facto lockdown, despite Health Secretary Sajid Javid insisting such a measure was a “last resort”. The British Medical Association (BMA) has demanded immediate restrictions, claiming that the NHS is already overwhelmed.
Speaking on Sky News, Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting said that Labour will back Mr Johnson on new restrictions if they are needed.
Sky News host Jonathan Samuels said: “We don’t yet know what the effect of us being able to mix over Christmas is going to have on the numbers.
“We may not know for a couple of weeks.
“On one hand, you have Sajid Javid and indeed Labour saying that more restrictions are the last resort.
“But on the other hand you have the BMA saying the NHS is already overwhelmed, it needs restrictions now.”
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