Johnson forces Greater Manchester into pointless Tier 3 lockdown – penalising people for voting Labour?


Businesses in Greater Manchester are to close at huge cost to themselves after Boris Johnson imposed Tier 3 lockdown without offering a reasonable support package.

Tier 3 conditions don’t mean every firm will close – but significant harm will be done. The financial support package Mr Johnson is providing totals £8 per member of the local population.

Not only that: Tier 3 conditions will not stop the spread of Covid-19 (although they may slow it down a little).

So there seems little point to this…

Apart from to harm a Labour-voting area. I think this is party political.

Here in Wales, the Labour-led government is imposing a two-week lockdown in which all businesses apart from suppliers of food/groceries will close and people will be discouraged from leaving their homes.

The support package for this totals £300 million – more than £90 per person for the two-week period.

It’s still not perfect. It’s still controversial. But it’s hugely better than anything Johnson is offering.

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  1. Che October 20, 2020 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Where is Starmer in all this ?

  2. Julia October 20, 2020 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    I am originally from Greater Manchester and have been extremely sceptical of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ and critical of Andy Burnham in the past. But all credit due, he and the G.M. council leaders have done what Keir Starmer has failed to do for months now. Their press conference was a masterclass in clear and direct explanation for their actions .

    Boris Johnson now tells us that despite offering £60m early today, the ‘government’ (and I use the word very loosely) can’t ‘give’ Greater Manchester more than Lancashire or Liverpool. So they have ‘given’ £22m. An equivalent amount based on the populations of all three areas would be £56m for Greater Manchester! I was never very good at maths at my secondary school, but I was obviously better taught than Boris Johnson at Eton.

    Could this be a watershed moment? How much s**t has to rain down on people’s heads in England before they wake up?

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