Held in hotels and is Starmer stalling?

New strict UK quarantine rules, plus a look at the pressures on the Labour leader

Hotel quarantine will finally be introduced to the UK next week, but can the logistics work? Will it stop new variants of the virus spreading – and are enough countries going to be included? Plus, we discuss whether Sir Keir Starmer is stalling as Labour leader and whether he is critical enough of the government’s coronavirus policies. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Jim Pickard, Alice Hancock, Robert Shrimsley and special guest Sienna Rodgers, editor of LabourList. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Josh de la Mare. The sound engineer was Louise Burton and the editor Aimee Keane.

Review clips: BBC Radio 4, Parliament TV, PA Media, Novara Media

Further reading:

UK Covid border measures under increasing strain ahead of rollout

Travel bosses fear summer season at risk after UK warns on holidays

Britain wakes up to the power of border controls

Should Britons abandon hope of a summer holiday?

Labour’s Starmer has no quick fix; Johnson stole his story

Labour party looks to Biden for inspiration

Labour attacks £1bn cuts to flagship green homes scheme

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