Boris Johnson has been accused of leading the UK into “another winter of discontent” amid fears of mass unemployment and a failing coronavirus testing system.
The prime minister came under pressure in the House of Commons for new financial support measures for businesses hit by the hammer blow of coronavirus restrictions expected to last six months, as well as an extension of the furlough scheme supplementing wages for workers who would otherwise by laid off.
The Scottish National Party’s leader at Westminster, Ian Blackford, said that 1 million jobs were at risk if the furlough scheme is ended next month as planned, at a time when the chief scientific adviser warns Covid cases could hit 50,000 a day.
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