By Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline
Published: 15:11 GMT, 2 November 2020 | Updated: 23:37 GMT, 2 November 2020
Tony Blair today published a four-point plan to avoid future lockdowns as he urged the Government to offer experimental treatments to all seriously ill coronavirus patients.
The former Labour prime minister said the UK is at an 'absolutely critical juncture' in its response to the Covid-19 crisis.
He urged the Government to use the forthcoming England-wide lockdown to put in place measures which could prevent a repeat shutdown next year.
As well as offering trial drugs to more patients, Mr Blair argued for the swift roll out of rapid tests, vaccinations to start from next month and improved data collection so ministers can better understand outbreaks.
Tony Blair today published a four-point plan for the UK Government to avoid future lockdowns
Mr Blair's Institute for Global Change today published a report called 'Light at the End of the Tunnel' which sets out a series of recommendations for the Government to consider.
Mr Blair said in the foreword that the ongoing second wave of