Is A Circuit Breaker Coronavirus Lockdown Inevitable?

Oct 15, 04:07 PM

Joining Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth, former cabinet minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan discusses the plans, how to get people to keep complying with Covid rules, and whether Brexit needs more attention as Boris Johnson’s October deadline for a deal passes.

Boris Johnson’s tiered local lockdown rules for England were meant to simplify the government’s response to the coronavirus second wave. But the plans immediately ran into trouble after Sage papers revealed scientific advisers had called for a national ‘circuit breaker’ around a month ago. Keir Starmer dramatically took up the call as leaders from the Greater Manchester area hit back at plans to place the city into the toughest lockdown.  It has left many in Westminster wondering if a circuit breaker is now inevitable.

Joining Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth, former cabinet minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan discusses the plans, how to get people to keep complying with Covid rules, and whether Brexit needs more attention as Boris Johnson’s October deadline for a deal passes.

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