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celeste

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Manchester to remain in Tier 3
« on: 13:56:20, 17/12/20 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-55346990

Greater Manchester will remain in the highest tier of Covid-19 restrictions.
Regional leaders had "pressed very hard" to have restrictions eased after the area was placed into tier three following the national lockdown, which ended on 2 December.

It was first placed in tier three on 23 October, and has had restrictions on groups meeting indoors since July.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said he was "disappointed and frustrated".
He said: "One thing is we haven't been singled out. Nowhere in the north is changing.
"But when it was the other way round only the north got restrictions. Now London and South East has rises, the whole country has restrictions. It doesn't feel even-handed."
Mr Burnham said the government "got in a mix up over Christmas" and easing of rules to allow people to mix with wider groups of friends and families "has led to more caution".
"People [in Greater Manchester] have put up with a lot and they have every right to feel frustrated," Mr Burnham told BBC Radio Manchester.
"I understand the frustration but let's not take it out on the NHS. We have to follow the rules. It will be a difficult winter ahead."

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester council, said he was "bitterly disappointed" and expressed frustration on social media.
He posted on Twitter: "Even though our numbers are better than either London or Liverpool's were three weeks ago, still in Tier 3. Unbelievable!"
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celeste

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Re: Manchester to remain in Tier 3
« Reply #1 on: 14:03:36, 17/12/20 »
I'd not heard of any 'raves',  large gatherings etc.  and believed there was a good chance of moving to Tier 2
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Re: Manchester to remain in Tier 3
« Reply #2 on: 14:50:18, 17/12/20 »
Burnham still ploughing the 'north south' furrow, the useless little creep is trying his best to carve out his little fiefdom, the greedy little socialist just wants the money and power from the Government to rinse the working people of GM.

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Re: Manchester to remain in Tier 3
« Reply #3 on: 15:54:28, 17/12/20 »
I'd not heard of any 'raves',  large gatherings etc.  and believed there was a good chance of moving to Tier 2
Celeste ,once London was put into tier 3 the other week there was not a cat in hells chance that wed be going back into tier 2 despite Covid rates rapidly going down in our area ,

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Re: Manchester to remain in Tier 3
« Reply #4 on: 16:43:47, 17/12/20 »
I'd like my MP Mr Graham Brady to ask Boris what we have to do to move out of Tier 3 (hoping G.B. is now back in favour)
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Re: Manchester to remain in Tier 3
« Reply #5 on: 17:17:52, 17/12/20 »
Graham Brady seems OK, he's been arguing against these stupid rules from the off, I'm sure Johnson is well aware of his stance, but that soulless quack Witty and his gang of imposters has Boris Gumps ear.

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Re: Manchester to remain in Tier 3
« Reply #6 on: 18:27:49, 17/12/20 »
The City has always been the Hub,but now for a different reason,as pointed out by Chief Medic,that Cities stay forever young.
Students tend to find jobs and accommodation,find a partner and stay.
After having a second child,they want to leave,for the Urban life.
If Covid rates are high there,not a good idea for surrounding areas to go to the Hub and spread Covid.
Politicians and nappies must be changed often,and for the same reason