Labour slams PM’s humiliating isolation U-turn after being pinged by NHS Test & Trace.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer accused the Government of “double standards” and being “contemptuous of the British public” over the Prime Minister’s now abandoned plans to avoid quarantine after being pinged by NHS Test and Trace.

BORIS Johnson is on Monday under mounting pressure to do the right thing and tackle the pingdemic.

The PM, isolating on Freedom Day, tried to use VIP testing to dodge ten days at home after contact with Covid-hit Health Secretary Sajid Javid.

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But Boris stuck to the rules after an outcry. MPs want Test and Trace isolations to be axed as staff shortages cripple thousands of businesses.

They warn any delay will worsen the UK-wide staffing crisis caused by the pinging of close contacts of those with Covid.

Yesterday the PM was forced into a humiliating U-turn over his contact with virus-hit Health ­Secretary Sajid Javid.

Mr Javid announced his positive test on Twitter on Saturday lunchtime, above.

By the rules that means a ten-day isolation for close contacts.

At 8am yesterday No10 said the PM and Chancellor Rishi Sunak — who also met Mr Javid on Friday — could swerve isolation by taking part in a pilot scheme of daily testing.

But at 10.37am Downing Street climbed down following a furious national response.

A snap poll for Savanta found 67 per cent thought Boris dodging isolation would have been “unfair”, and 75 per cent thought it showed there was “one rule for politicians”.

Labour boss Sir Keir Starmer compared the Tory top two to “failed bank robbers who only offered to give the money back because they’ve been caught.”

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