MANCHESTER Mayor Andy Burnham and swathe of Conservative MPs have launched a lockdown revolt in opposition to new covid restrictions.
Blasting Boris Johnson for alleged “southern bias”, the northern leaders are demanding the PM cease treating the North as a “canary within the coalmine” with experimental restrictions that might cripple native economies.
A number of Conservative MPs have rebelled in opposition to the Prime Minister over forcing Manchester and Lancashire into Tier Three restrictions which can successfully lockdown the areas, shutting most pubs, eating places and gymnasiums.
However the Prime Minister is about to disregard the revolt and place Manchester into Tier Three no matter opposition, although it stays unclear has simple the restrictions might be to implement if not supported by native authorities.
The row comes as 9 million Londoners put together for Tier 2 lockdown, banning households mixing indoors on high of nationwide restrictions such because the 10pm curfew and the Rule of Six.
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