Labour will abstain from vote on Covid tiers, says Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer has said Labour will abstain from the the Covid tier vote as the government scrambled to contain a Tory rebellion by unveiling a multimillion-pound fund for pubs.

Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub

Starmer has decided to break with the government in a vote on Covid restrictions for the first time, but will not vote against the restrictions adding that this would ‘not be in the interest of the country’. Tuesday’s Commons vote on the tiers system is due to replace lockdown rules from Wednesday and put 99% of the country into tiers 2 and 3. The vote is still expected to pass

Labour to abstain in vote on Covid tiers as Tories threaten to rebel ► https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/30/labour-to-abstain-in-vote-on-covid-tiers-as-tories-threaten-to-rebel

Support the Guardian ► https://support.theguardian.com/contribute

Today in Focus podcast ► https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus

The Guardian YouTube network:

The Guardian ► http://www.youtube.com/theguardian
Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball
Guardian Sport ► http://bit.ly/GDNsport
Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture

About the author: Bob S
Tell us something about yourself.

Get involved!

Join Our Political Social Network
Always Free and Always a Great Discussion on News and Today's Events

Comments

No comments yet