Labour leadership favourite says plans do not go far enough.

Keir Starmer has slammed the government’s plans to safeguard the economy from the impact of coronavirus as ‘not going far enough’.

The Labour leadership hopeful said the government efforts to tackle the looming economic crisis were ‘several steps behind events’.

Starmer said:

“The Government has finally recognised this is an economic crisis, but it is obvious the measures announced by the Chancellor don’t go far enough.

“There is no support for millions of renters, no new money for social care or the elderly, there is no clarity on employment support and no new money for already stretched public services. There is nothing concrete to protect industries most at risk and those who rely on them.

“The Government always seems several steps behind events. Every day another announcement leaves more questions than it answers.”