Is Manchester mayor Andy Burnham trying to start a political war
over what should be a health matter really??
I could have some sympathy for his argument IF the figures for
infections backed him up, but , unfortunately the northern areas do
have significantly higher rates than other regions !! Which nullifies his
argument that the north is being punished in some way? Which, imo
goes against all logic??
However, Boris does have a way to encourage the mayor to follow
the guidelines concerning covid control ! He could make the provision
of government aid such as furlough and other assistance conditional
on following scientific advice in fighting covid ??
Maybe that would modify Andies rhetoric when all of his citizens