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Day: October 15, 2020

Sunak warns ban could cost jobs
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Sunak warns ban could cost jobs

    Rishi Sunak has warned a 'blunt' circuit-breaker national lockdown could cause 'permanent damage,' to UK jobs and firms. There are growing calls, particularly from Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, for a two-week circuit breaker to be implemented as a means of slowing the Covid-19 infection rate. Manchester and Lancashire could well join Liverpool under Tier 3 restrictions on activity as part of the Government's latest Covid-19 strategy. Chancellor of the Exchequer Mr Sunak has defended regional lockdowns, saying they prevent nationwide measures that would be a 'hit to businesses and jobs. But A YouGov poll estimates around 68 per cent of the population would support a two week, nationwide, circuit breaker lockdown. Mr Sunak, alongside Cabinet minsters including Bu...