The decision to impose tough restrictions on 99% of England has prompted a furious reaction with Boris Johnson facing a Tory revolt over his post-lockdown plans. Nigel Farage wasn’t happy either.
More than 55 million people will be placed into Tier 2 and Tier 3 measures when the second national lockdown ends on December 2, meaning mixing between households indoors will effectively be banned for the vast majority of the country.
Only the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – accounting for little more than 1% of England’s population – face the lightest Tier 1 coronavirus restrictions.
Large swathes of the Midlands, North East and North West are in the most restrictive Tier 3, which accounts for 41.5% of the population, or 23.3 million people.
The majority of authorities – including London – will be in Tier 2, which will cover 57.3% of the country, or 32 million people.
Brexit obsessive Nigel Farage was lambasted after he posted a tweet complaining about the latest lockdown measures.
Farage is very frustrated that his county of Kent being placed under the toughest lockdown restrictions.
Kent will enter the highest tier of restrictions when England’s nationwide lockdown ends on December 2.
Sharing his disappointment with the announcement, Farage tweeted: “Kent has gone from Tier 1 to Tier 3 because of a single Borough. Insane, people are really angry.”
And followed up with this…
This sparked a range of responses on Twitter.