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Leeds MP Rachel Reeves warns of a lost ‘coronavirus generation’

Labour frontbencher Rachel Reeves has accused the Government of being “asleep at the wheel” over plans to reopen schools following the coronavirus lockdown.

The Leeds West MP and shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and shadow minister for the Cabinet Office said Education Secretary Gavin Williamson was “set a test, he has failed it miserably”.

Ms Reeves warned of a “generation who are left behind and locked out of future opportunities because of mistakes made during this pandemic”.

She said the current economic picture was “incredibly worrying”, adding that the debt, deficit and jobs figures, plus the fall of GDP in March, “should give us all huge cause for concern”.

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