FACED with a backbench revolt against the Government’s draconian Tier system, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab yesterday warned of a possible third national lockdown if we don’t “get the balance right”. Well, there are huge swathes of the country where people would hardly notice, since they will this week move from Lockdown 2 into tiers that are virtually lockdown by another name. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates As we reveal today, just a tiny fraction of the 37,000 pubs in England will be able to open as usual. Even if some regions are shifted from Tier 3 to Tier 2 after the first review on December 16, it will be too late for the vital Christmas season. The hospitality industry, and the pubs at the heart of our communities and our way of life, face ruin with many thousands of jobs lost.We don’t envy Boris Johnson the choices he has but, given the terrible damage the restrictions do, he must look to reduce them as soon as possible, especially in areas with low infection rates which have been unfairly lumped into Tier 2. And he must give MPs the opportunity to vote again on… Read full this story
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