3 Jun 2020

Starmer challenges Johnson on speed of Covid test results

Political Editor

The government needs to get a grip on the coronavirus crisis, Sir Keir Starmer has warned, as he clashed with Boris Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions over testing, statistics and public trust. Challenged over his claims of a “world-beating” test and trace programme, Mr Johnson promised results would be turned around within 24 hours by the end of June. In a change of heart, he said MPs who were shielding or unable to get to Westminster could vote by proxy rather than in person.