July 16, 2020 / 8:16 AM / 18 days ago

UK minister Sharma sees difficult times ahead for lots of people

Britain's International Development Secretary Alok Sharma is seen outside 10 Downing Street London, Britain, January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/Files

LONDON (Reuters) - British Business Secretary Alok Sharma said that it was going to be difficult for lots of people when asked about future potential job losses in the country.

“I completely accept that it is going to be very, very difficult for lots of people,” he told BBC Radio on Thursday.

“We’re going to do everything we can to put our arms around them and support them and keep businesses going through this very difficult period.”

Asked about the Conservative Party’s expulsion of Julian Lewis, Sharma said it was not something on which he could comment.

“That is a matter for the whips, that is not something for me,” he said.

Reporting by Sarah Young, editing by James Davey

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