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The Daily Mirror leads with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s demands for a national lockdown, lasting for at least a fortnight, to tackle soaring COVID-19 cases.

The Guardian leads with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s calls for a national lockdown of at least two weeks as the number of people who have died with COVID-19 soared to a four-month high.

The Times says the prime minister is under mounting pressure to impose a short national lockdown after Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called for a “circuit breaker”.

The Daily Telegraph says the prime minister will consider a “circuit breaker” lockdown if his three-tier system does not work after mounting pressure from Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer for new national restrictions.

The Financial Times says the prime minister is under mounting pressure to impose a short national lockdown after Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called for a “circuit breaker”.

The Daily Mirror leads Labour leader Keir Starmer’s blast at prime minister Boris Johnson and his handling of the coronavirus crisis as he said Britain “shouldn’t have one of the highest death rates in the world”. 

The Observer reports on accusations from Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer that the exam grading issues have jeopardised the government’s chances of getting pupils back to school as promised early next month. 

Labour leader Keir Starmer is warning there’s a month to “fix” the test-and-trace system or there will be a “long bleak winter” as a second wave of infections arrives, reports The Guardian.

The Guardian says Sir Keir Starmer is facing a “bruising showdown with Labour leftwingers” after he sacked Rebecca Long-Bailey from his shadow cabinet.