Nicola Sturgeon trolled ministers for failing to ‘treat the public like grown ups’ today as the government admitted its lockdown ‘exit strategy’ will not be unveiled for at least two weeks. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps gave the extraordinary timescale despite mounting pressure to show how the country can get out of the crisis threatening to tear the economy to shreds. Labour leader Keir Starmer accused Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab of being ‘reluctant’ to sign off a plan while the PM is still recuperating from his own infection at Chequers. Ms Sturgeon fueled the row this morning by insisting she will unveil her own ‘framework’ next week for how lockdown could be phased out. But Mr Shapps suggested there might not be clarity from the UK government for another fortnight, saying that was when medical and scientific advisers have been asked to present their options. He told LBC radio: ‘We’ve said now that this three-week period will contain a review by the scientists at the end of this month, so that’s actually only two weeks away, whilst they’ll be reviewing this. ‘And I hope we’ll be in a position to provide, well I know we’ll be in a position to… Read full this story
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