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PM's brutal lockdown levels are APPROVED in the House of Commons


Boris Johnson got his brutal post-lockdown "Back of a Fag Packet" approved by the Commons last night, thanks to Sir Keir Starmer's tacit support, but was challenged by more than 50 Tories in a major revolt.

The new three-tier system was signed by a margin of 291 to 78 and will go into effect tomorrow after Labor opts to abstain, despite the fact that the regime wasn't tough enough and there wasn't enough support for corporate-crippled hotel companies in government shutdowns.

Although the Labor move guaranteed victory number 10, Mr Johnson was exposed to the wrath of his own benches. If all opposition parties had voted against the government, the prime minister would have been easily defeated.

While the majority of the headlines 213 were healthy, the riot of 55 Tories – including the suspended Julian Lewis – made the riot the largest in this Parliament after 44 previously violated the pub curfew.

Another 17 appear to have abstained, although it is not clear how many were given permission to stay away. Sir Keir suffered his own uprising, along with Jeremy Corbyn and eight DUP politicians, in which 15 defied the whip.

The rebellion may have permanently wiped the possibility of a blanket shutdown of the virus in the future, and likely set alarm bells in No. 10 as the Prime Minister's authority continues to wane.

But Dominic Raab tried to brush aside suggestions that the government was concerned about the scale of the revolt, even though Mr Johnson personally asked dozens of Tories to stand in line as they walked through the Noe lobby.

The foreign minister instead aimed to get Labor to abstain from the crunch vote and said tonight: “We listened to the MEPs on all sides of the House and passed this vote with a majority of over 200 votes.

& # 39;The most striking thing about these numbers is that Labor Party leader Keir Starmer abstained from voting during the pandemic of the biggest problem this country is facing today. He has nothing to say about it, no leadership, he doesn't know what to think or what the country should do. & # 39;

The day was desperately spent pulling opponents away, with the prime minister hinting that many areas of low infection could be pulled out of the toughest levels at the next review on December 16.

He also offered a "one-time" payment of £ 1,000 to "wet" pubs that are not serving food in recognition of "how badly they have been infected by this virus". On one final zoom call with mutinous Tories outside the division, Mr Johnson warned they shouldn't be like kids in the back of a car and said, "Are we almost there?"

To wrap up the debate, Health Secretary Matt Hancock suppressed tears as he referred to his step-grandfather's death from Covid in Liverpool last month and warned the government not to relax restrictions too much. "We have to beat this, we have to beat it together," he pleaded.

Previously, MPs lined up in the House of Representatives to criticize the government's plans despite the Prime Minister's urging on them to support his "convincing" case for his new post-lockdown levels. Former Health Secretary Jackie Doyle-Price summed up the sentiment for many by storming, "These decisions are really made on the back of a fag package but are destroying entire parts of the hospitality industry."

The strength of the feeling among critical backers even led backers usually to oppose the prime minister. Former Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Wright voted against the government "for the first time in 10 years". There had been talk of up to 100 conservative rebels – but this afternoon the numbers were cut to some extent.

A government spokesman said: "We welcome today's vote, which confirms our winter plan, ends national restrictions and brings England back into a tiered system.

& # 39; This will help secure the profits made last month and keep the virus under control. We will continue to work with Members who have raised concerns over the past few days. & # 39;

Mark Harper, chairman of the Covid Recovery Group of the lockdown skeptics Tories, called on the government to "take up" the criticism. "We very much regret that in a moment of national crisis so many of us felt compelled to vote against the measures proposed by the government," said the former head of Whip.

In other coronavirus news today:

  • Cabinet Minister Michael Gove said two Scottish eggs were "an appetizer" 24 hours after Environment Secretary George Eustice said one was an essential meal for buying alcohol in Level 2 pubs, but Mr Gove added to the confusion to say later that it could also be used as the main meal;
  • Sir Keir Starmer has been accused of "politics" in the middle of the pandemic after ordering his MPs to suspend the decisive vote tonight on the rules intended to replace the lockdown.
  • Stratford-on-Avon County Council filed a legal lawsuit against Tier 3 listing.
  • Mr Gove has denied that Britons need "immunity certificates" to go to the pub – despite a colleague who raised the prospect of them yesterday;
  • Mr Gove pointed to Wales as an example of how a lockdown should not be carried out after it was announced that pubs would have to close from 6 p.m. and that alcohol beverages would no longer be allowed to sell as of Friday as the country was only a few weeks after the end of the "Fire break" stands in front of new curbs.
  • The government announced another 603 Covid deaths on Tuesday, bringing the UK to 59,051.

Keir Starmer

Boris Johnson (left) said there was a "compelling case" for the regional levels as he faced a Commons showdown over his new coronavirus rules. But Keir Starmer (right) warned Tories, hoping they will be downgraded within 14 days: "That won't happen."

Whips are trying to speak to around 100 Conservatives on the verge of joining the mutiny, with anger that only 1 percent of England is the lowest level of restrictions, despite few or no infections in many Level 3 areas

Whips are trying to speak to around 100 Conservatives on the verge of joining the mutiny, with anger that only 1 percent of England is the lowest level of restrictions, despite few or no infections in many Level 3 areas

Who are the Tory MPs who opposed Boris Johnson and voted against the tiered system?

53 Conservative MPs opposed Boris Johnson and voted against the Prime Minister's new coronavirus system.

You are:

Adam Afriyie (Windsor)

Imran Ahmad Khan (Wakefield)

Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West)

Andrew Bridgen (northwest Leicestershire)

Paul Bristow (Peterborough)

Christopher Chope (Christchurch)

Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells)

James Daly (Bury North)

Philip Davies (Shipley)

David Davis (Haltemprice and Howden)

Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon)

Jackie Doyle-Price (Thurrock)

Richard Drax (South Dorset)

Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green)

Mark Francois (Rayleigh and Wickford)

Marcus Fysh (Yeovil)

Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham)

Chris Green (Bolton West)

Damian Green (Ashford)

Kate Griffiths (Burton)

Mark Harper (Forest of Dean)

Philip Hollobone (Kettering)

David Jones (Clwyd West)

Julian Knight (Solihull)

Robert Largan (High Peak)

Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire)

Chris Loder (West Dorset)

Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham)

Craig Mackinlay (South Thanet)

Anthony Mangnall (Totnes)

Karl McCartney (Lincoln)

Stephen McPartland (Stevenage)

Esther McVey (Tatton)

Huw Merriman (Bexhill and Battle)

Robbie Moore (Keighley)

Anne Marie Morris (Newton Abbot)

Robert Neill (Bromley and Chislehurst)

Mark Pawsey (rugby)

John Redwood (Wokingham)

Mary Robinson (Cheadle)

Andrew Rosindell (Romford)

Henry Smith (Crawley)

Ben Spencer (Runnymede and Weybridge)

Desmond Swayne (New Forest West)

Craig Tracey (North Warwickshire)

Tom Tugendhat (Tonbridge and Malling)

Matt Vickers (Stockton South)

Christian Wakeford (Bury South)

Charles Walker (Broxbourne)

Jamie Wallis (Bridgend)

David Warburton (Conservative – Somerton and Frome)

William Wragg (Conservative – Hazel Grove)

Jeremy Wright (Conservative – Kenilworth and Southam)

Another two Tory MPs, Steve Baker and Robert Syms, acted as narrators for MPs who voted against the measures.

The vote means that most areas of England will now start the New Year on one of the toughest two tiers, with a ban on indoor mixing and strict hospitality controls.

Only the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been designated for the lightest Tier 1 restrictions.

Earlier, when campaigning for his troubled party, Mr Johnson insisted the government was "sensitive" to local situations – suggesting areas with low infection rates will no longer be merged with other nearby hotspots.

He said the next review on December 16 will be conducted on the basis of "as many detailed details as possible". "We will try to be as sensitive as possible to local efforts and local successes," he said.

The MP said the whips had worked hard during the day to reassure high-constituency Conservatives that they would be downgraded within weeks while London pushed Tories for a private commitment not to upgrade the city to Tier 3.

But Sir Keir warned Conservative MPs that their downgrade hopes will be dashed as Tier 2 will "fight" to contain infection and Mr. Johnson always "over-promises and under-delivers". "That won't happen," he wiped off.

The Prime Minister also tried to allay the fears of the hospitality backbench companies by announcing that "wet" pubs that make a living on drinks will be eligible for £ 1,000 payments to get through this month.

Many Tories remained angry when ministers eventually released an impact assessment of the measures only to find that it did not contain any new details. Mark Harper, ringleader of the rebels, said the "wheels would break away from politics".

The government is assumed to have another dashboard that provides more detailed information on 40 sectors of the economy. Sources rejected the idea that it was "secret", saying that it only contains material that is already "publicly available" – although they insisted it not be published.

A disgruntled MP told MailOnline, "The reason it isn't published is because it supports our case, not theirs."

Mr. Johnson explained his case that the new regional levels are “imperative” and emphasized, “This is not another lockdown. Nor is this the renewal of existing measures in England.

“The levels I am proposing would mean that starting tomorrow, anyone in England, including those in Tier 3, can leave their homes for whatever reason.

"And when they do that, they'll find that the shops are open for Christmas, the hairdressers are open, the nail bars are open, gyms, leisure centers, and swimming pools are open."

Challenged by a number of MPs – including former Cabinet Secretary Greg Clark, who represents Tunbridge Wells – for the harsh treatment of their areas, Mr Johnson said: “Going forward, the government will look at how we can think as closely as possible to the reality what is happening locally for the local people, the incidence of the disease, the human geography and spread of the pandemic, and the advances the areas are making in fighting the virus.

"We will try to be as sensitive as possible to local efforts and local successes to bring the pandemic under control."

He added, "We will be investigating the local incidents in detail, examining the human geography of the pandemic and carefully considering what happens every two weeks as I say."

Mr Johnson also targeted Labor "having no credible plan" to fight the coronavirus.

He said, “We are trying to run pubs, restaurants and shops across the country and no one feels the fear of these companies more than this government.

“However, I find it extraordinary that, despite the criticism we have, we do not have a credible plan from the opposing party; in fact, we have no view of the way forward.

"It's a pretty extraordinary thing that tonight (Sir Keir), who said he would always act in the national interest, told his party to sit on their hands and abstain from the vote tonight."

Despite his appeals, Mr. Johnson still faced a series of hostile interventions from his own banks over draconian restrictions that will leave 99 percent of England below the toughest two levels as of tomorrow.

Former Brexit minister Steve Baker, one of the rebel leaders, was among the government's opponents.

He said Not having to vote tonight to send a message to ministers, he added: "People like me have been looking not just for economic analysis, but serious analysis of these harms and benefits that come from government policies related to coronavirus."

He continued, “Here we are at a deeply dangerous moment and we are encountering violations of our immunizations and testing freedoms that we would normally never tolerate. So this evening I have to vote no with great reluctance to send a message to the government. & # 39;

Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the powerful 1922 Tory Committee, was among those who condemned the phased plan.

He said the Trafford district in its Altrincham and Sale constituency had been rated "unfairly" Tier 3. "I think the government did not bring this compelling case," he said. "The upside of the doubt that this house was extended in March and since then is more difficult."

Mr Johnson faced a number of hostile interventions from his own benches over draconian restrictions, including by the 1922 Committee Chairman Sir Graham Brady (pictured)

Mr Johnson faced a number of hostile interventions from his own benches over draconian restrictions, including by the 1922 Committee Chairman Sir Graham Brady (pictured)

The Tory Council is commencing legal action against the Tier 3 decision

A Tory-led local authority has objected to the government's decision to add them to Tier 3 after current lockdown restrictions end.

Stratford-on-Avon County Council said it had sent Health Secretary Matt Hancock a preparatory letter for judicial review.

Stratford is the constituency of Nadhim Zahawi, the newly appointed minister in charge of introducing Covid vaccines.

Tony Jefferson, Chairman of the Council, said, “This is not a measure that we take lightly. However, none of the data we see justifies ranking the Stratford-on-Avon district at Tier 3. It is very disappointing that the government has not used this much greater granularity in deciding on levels.

“I know they looked at a number of factors, including rates in all age groups, especially the elderly, who are more susceptible to the virus. and we need to take into account the pressures on our local hospitals and NHS services.

"However, none of the metrics for our district warrant a tier 3 rating. The decision to place the Stratford district at tier 3 therefore seems arbitrary and irrational."

Former minister Andrea Leadsom suggested that the risk of non-compliance with lockdown restrictions is now "very high".

Mr. Clark highlighted the "big differences in the rate of covid" within Kent. Former Brexit Secretary David Davis insisted that the government should be far more local in its focus on lockdowns – pointing out that in countries like Germany, local restrictions sometimes affect individual factories.

Former Secretary of Culture Wright said, “For the first time in 10 years, I'm going to vote against my government on political grounds tonight. It is not because I am unwilling to share responsibility for difficult decisions that I have taken my stake in the government and voted for every set of Covid restrictions the government has proposed so far.

“And not because I am against moving away from nationwide restrictions and towards a localized tiered structure, I support this, but the logic of this approach is that you make the restrictions as local as possible in order to make them accurate and reliable Reconciling virus data.

"We have this data at the county and county levels. Why don't we consistently impose our restrictions at that level?"

Another ex-cabinet minister, Damian Green, who represents Ashford in Kent, said "stupid rules" undermine government efforts.

"I presented the prime minister with the thoughts of a voter who said that if the government imposes stupid rules, people will stop following the decent rules, too," he said.

& # 39; Unfortunately, this was rejected. Since then, the national debate has evolved about how big a Scottish egg needs to be to make an essential meal. I rest my case.

“I fear what we have before us today does not stand the test of maximizing voluntary public support.

"To be precise, this is certainly the case in my constituency, where I've had the angry emails since Dominic Cummings went to Barnard Castle over a weekend."

Senior Tory Sir Charles Walker complained that the death of the elderly was being classified as a "tragedy".

He told the Commons, “No government can abolish death, it is impossible – 615,000 people die in this country every year and not every death is a tragedy. It is so disturbing when I hear leaders of political parties, leaders of their communities, and leaders in this place say that every death has been a tragedy.

“A tragedy is when a child dies. Tragedy is when a young woman or young man dies, or when you get downcast in your middle years. But when we say that it is a tragedy when someone reaches their mortality by the age of 80 or 90, we are diminishing the life that is so well lived.

“We're diminishing love, we're diminishing the way that person was valued and valued. So please, please, we can just change the narrative when we talk about death because not all deaths are the same, it gives the same result, but comparing the death of someone in 90 to the death of someone in 19 is not right, it's not okay.

Only 18 municipalities see Covid cases increasing

Only eighteen authorities in England have seen a surge in Covid-19 cases in the past week. This comes from official figures that question whether 99 percent of the country needs to be in the toughest two stages of lockdown.

Only eight areas – Ashford, Dover, Folkestone and Hythe, Maidstone, Medway, Tonbridge and Malling, Boston in Lincolnshire and South Ribble in Lancashire – have Tier 3 restrictions that require all pubs, bars and restaurants to close.

The other areas that have seen an increase in infections – Mendip, Torridge, Surrey Heath, Woking, Basildon, Harlow, Ipswich, North Norfolk, Peterborough and Waltham Forest – fall under the second severest category. Residents living in Tier 2 are not allowed to mix with other households indoors.

This means that the other 297 subordinate authorities in England, home to around 53 million people, saw a decrease in coronavirus cases in the seven-day period ending November 25, the last week of data.

Although Public Health England data shows Covid outbreaks are declining in the rest of the country, 55 million people will be living in either Tier 2 or Tier 3 if the national lockdown ends tomorrow.

“But of course the death of the elderly has brought tragedy with it, and that tragedy is that for the past few days and months they have been denied touch with the people they love. We have kept families separated for the benefit of an old person who desperately wants to see his child and desperately wants his daughter to be cared for for the past few months and weeks.

"So my plea for this place is, we can include older people in this discussion because they love their children and grandchildren and want to see them thrive, they want them to have the same opportunities and opportunities that they have in their lives had."

Meanwhile, a handful of Labor MPs – including Graham Stringer, Kevan Jones and Grahame Jones – said they would defy Sir Keir to vote against the plans.

To wrap up the debate, Mr Hancock suppressed tears when he revealed that his step-grandfather had died of coronavirus last month.

The Minister of Health made an emotional appeal to the nation to stick with Boris Johnson's new Covid-19 system due to roll out across England tomorrow.

Mr Hancock said that when the disease "gets out of hand, it grows exponentially, hospitals come under pressure and people die".

He said "this is not just speculation" because the virus affected thousands of families, including his own, as he paid tribute to his step-grandfather, Derek, who passed away on Nov. 18.

Mr. Hancock told MPs that by working in the "spirit of common humanity" the country can "beat" this, adding, "We must beat it together."

He made a personal request to people to abide by the new rules when he pointed out an outbreak in Liverpool that has now been brought under control.

He said, “We know from repeated experience what happens when this virus gets out of hand.

“When it gets out of hand, it grows exponentially, hospitals come under pressure and people die.

“This is not just speculation, but a fact that has affected thousands of families, including my own.

“We talk a lot about the outbreak in Liverpool and how this great city had a terrible outbreak and got it under control.

“That means more to me than I can say because my step-grandfather Derek caught Covid there last month and died on November 18th.

“In my family, as in so many others, we have lost a loving husband, a father, a grandfather to this terrible disease.

“From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank everyone in Liverpool for bringing this terrible virus under control.

& # 39; It's down four fifths in Liverpool. We can do this if we work together in a spirit of common humanity.

Dying old people shouldn't be viewed as a tragedy, says Senior Tory

A senior Tory MP complained tonight that old people who died were classified as "tragedy".

Sir Charles Walker said it was a tragedy to have "knocked down" people in their prime, but the term "diminished" people's lives in the 80s and 90s.

He insisted that the real tragedy was the removal of older people from their families.

Sir Charles, vice chairman of the powerful 1922 committee, told Commons: “No government can abolish death, it is impossible – 615,000 people die in this country every year, and not every death is a tragedy. It is so disturbing when I hear leaders of political parties, leaders of their communities, and leaders in this place say that every death has been a tragedy.

“A tragedy is when a child dies. Tragedy is when a young woman or young man dies, or when you get downcast in your middle years. But when we say that it is a tragedy when someone reaches their mortality by the age of 80 or 90, we are diminishing the life that is so well lived.

"We're diminishing love, we're diminishing the way that person was valued and valued."

“We have to beat that. We have to do it together. & # 39;

Following the outcome, Harper said: “We deeply regret that at a moment of national crisis so many of us felt compelled to vote against the measures proposed by the government.

“The House of Commons has spoken, and we hope the government will take into account the comments we have made on the need for better data and modeling, regional cost-benefit analysis, and MPs' confidence in the information they need, and so on important to make decisions on behalf of their constituents.

"We must find a way to stop the transmission of the disease, regain public support and trust, end this devastating cycle of repeated restrictions, and live sustainably until an effective and safe vaccine is successfully introduced into the community . "

Former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn confirmed that he voted against the government's coronavirus restrictions.

Mr Corbyn had restored his party membership after being suspended for reacting to the damned report of anti-Semitism within the party, but Sir Keir Starmer did not restore the whip.

He tweeted, “I voted against the government's proposals tonight.

“I don't think the measures are needed to lower virus levels.

"The financial support packages offered are inadequate, inconsistent and unfair in many areas."

Lockdown skeptic Tories met earlier to discuss their stance on the vote.

A senior backbencher said it was looking for the best deal before deciding which voting route to take.

"There will be talks," they explained their approach. “You don't commit one way or the other. Once you make a commitment, they'll stop talking to you. & # 39;

Others accused the government's whips of desperately trying to raise expectations of the scale of the rebellion so that it seemed less dramatic.

Around 30 MPs resisted the whip in the last lockdown vote.

"The only people who say over 100 are government whips," said one MP. "If there are more than 50, the government has not done well."

As blue-on-blue tensions increased, a former minister told MailOnline that many of the Red Wall MPs "bricked" themselves because they received lots of emails and had no "experience".

"Some of my newer colleagues do not know what constituent grief is," the MPs said.

& # 39; In the WhatsApp groups they wall themselves up. They say I've never had so many angry emails … I get angry emails too, but I know that's the angry third. You learn to step back. & # 39;

However, they warned that Mr Johnson would prepare for a fall by promising downgrades.

& # 39; He's going to have a problem. There are people who expect this and they will be under pressure over Christmas if it doesn't happen. & # 39;

Cabinet Minister Michael Gove was sent on the air this morning to defend the government's position. He warned the re-lockdown in Wales, just weeks after the "fire safety" restrictions, "what happens if you pull the shackles too far".

Mr Gove said he was "confident how confident it can be" that there does not need to be a third national lockdown in England.

But he risked fueling the backlash by saying that if the NHS were overwhelmed by the NHS, people would not do "Christmas shopping" because the government had not taken strong action.

Considered one of the leading "pigeons" in the Cabinet, Mr Gove also admitted that he wanted to plunge London straight into Tier 3. He was overruled by Mr. Johnson for fear of losing 500,000 jobs.

While the majority of the headlines 213 were sane, there appear to have been 56 Conservative rebels - the biggest mutiny in this Parliament after 44 previously opposed the pub curfew

While the majority of the headlines 213 were sane, there appear to have been 56 Conservative rebels – the biggest mutiny in this Parliament after 44 previously opposed the pub curfew

The government's economic assessment last night included charts from last week's OBR report - but no new detailed analysis of the economic outlook

The government's economic assessment last night included charts from last week's OBR report – but no new detailed analysis of the economic outlook

MPs told MailOnline Whips that they are assuring high-constituency Conservatives that they will be downgraded at the first review on December 16. PIctured, Chief Whip Mark Spencer on his way to the cabinet this morning

MPs told MailOnline Whips that they are assuring high-constituency Conservatives that they will be downgraded at the first review on December 16. PIctured, Chief Whip Mark Spencer on his way to the cabinet this morning

Michael Gove

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove (left) has been sent on the air to defend the government's position. He warned the re-lockdown in Wales, just weeks after the curbs, "what if you push the shackles back too far". . Sir Keir Starmer (right) decided to abstain from voting in the crunch vote today

& # 39; Wet & # 39; Pubs get £ 1,000 for December

Boris Johnson gab heute bekannt, dass jede "nasse Kneipe", die aufgrund der neuen Beschränkungen der Coronavirus-Stufe gezwungen ist, geschlossen zu bleiben, eine einmalige Zahlung von 1.000 GBP erhält, damit sie im Dezember über Wasser bleiben können.

Der Premierminister sagte, dass Pubs, die kein Essen servieren, für das Geld berechtigt sein werden, um zu erkennen, "wie schwer sie in dem normalerweise geschäftigsten Monat von diesem Virus befallen wurden".

Herr Johnson sagte, Pubs, Bars und Restaurants seien das "Herz unserer Gemeinden", aber er gab zu, dass sie gezwungen waren, während der Bemühungen der Regierung, die Ausbreitung der Krankheit zu verlangsamen, einen "unverhältnismäßigen Anteil der Last" zu tragen.

Die Barzahlung wurde sofort von wütenden Hotelchefs kritisiert, die sagten, sie sei bei weitem nicht genug, um das "finanzielle Armageddon" vieler Unternehmen anzugehen.

"Es ist immer einfacher, einen Bereich von einer härteren auf eine niedrigere Stufe zu verschieben", sagte er gegenüber Sky News.

Zu dem zusätzlichen Dossier über wirtschaftliche Details sagte Herr Gove: „Die Beweise, die ich verstehe, sind in diesem Dashboard weitgehend aus dem ONS und anderen öffentlich zugänglichen statistischen Datenbanken sowie Berichten von Unternehmensvertretungsorganisationen … (es) basiert auf öffentlich zugängliche Informationen. "

Herr Gove blieb stehen, um eine weitere pauschale Sperrung vollständig auszuschließen, sagte jedoch, dass die neuen Ebenen ausreichen sollten, um eine zu vermeiden.

Er sagte gegenüber Sky News: "Ich bin so zuversichtlich, dass wir keine brauchen werden, weil die Ebenen, die wir jetzt haben, ziemlich robust sind."

Auf die Frage, ob er eine weitere Sperrung ausschließen könne, sagte Herr Gove: „In der Politik kann man nie etwas ausschließen, aber wie gesagt, ich bin angesichts der Strenge, mit der diese neuen Ebenen angewendet werden, ziemlich zuversichtlich, dass wir dies können eine nationale Sperrung verhindern.

„Ich fürchte jedoch, wenn wir die Situation zu schnell lockern würden, hätten wir die Situation, die wir in einigen anderen Ländern hatten, und in der Tat in Wales, wo man die Bremsen wieder anziehen muss. & # 39;

Herr Gove sagte, er habe mit den Bedenken der Tory-Rebellen "sympathisiert" und zugegeben, dass die Beschränkungen "schmerzhaft" seien.

"Es gibt einige, und ich sympathisiere mit ihnen, die sagen, dass das derzeitige Tiering-System zu streng und zu streng ist", sagte er.

„Ich glaube nicht, ich denke, dass es notwendig ist, die Infektionsrate niedrig zu halten, sie wo immer möglich zu reduzieren, damit die Menschen zu Weihnachten zusammen sein können.

"Es ist ein Gleichgewicht und es ist nicht einfach, aber obwohl diese Einschränkungen unserer Freiheiten schmerzhaft sind, gehen sie für mich gegen den Strich, sie sind da, um sicherzustellen, dass unser NHS nicht überfordert wird."

Herr Gove sagte, Wales habe gezeigt, welche Risiken bestehen, als Sie die Beschränkungen "zu expansiv" aufgehoben haben.

Wales führt ab Freitagabend neue nationale Beschränkungen ein, darunter ein Verbot des Verkaufs von Alkohol in Pubs und eine Ausgangssperre um 18 Uhr, nachdem die Infektionsraten seit dem Ende eines 17-tägigen „Brandausbruchs“ am 9. November stetig gestiegen sind.

Der Minister des Kabinetts sagte gegenüber BBC Breakfast: „Ich habe großes Verständnis für die Schwierigkeiten, mit denen die walisische Regierung zu kämpfen hat.

„Aber es sieht im Nachhinein so aus, als hätten sie unmittelbar nach ihrer zweiwöchigen Sperrung die Beschränkungen zu weit aufgehoben.

Infolgedessen geriet der Virus erneut außer Kontrolle und musste erneut die Bremsen betätigen.

"Das ist einer der Gründe, warum wir die Sperre vorsichtig verlassen (in England)."

Laut Gove wurde Wales gezwungen, Pubs, die Alkohol verkaufen, erneut mit BAN zu sperren, weil es nach dem Brand "zu weit" nachgelassen hat

Michael Gove sagte, dass die neue Sperrung von Wales zeigt, was passiert, wenn Regierungen die Beschränkungen "zu weit" lockern.

Der Minister des Kabinettsbüros riskierte, die Spannungen zu verschärfen, als er auf die britische Nation als Beispiel für den Umgang mit Coronaviren hinwies.

Welsh pubs will have to close at 6 p.m. and will be banned from selling alcoholic drinks as of Friday as the country has been under a new lockdown just weeks after the last one ended.

Erster Minister Mark Drakeford hat gestern eine Reihe von Maßnahmen für den Gastgewerbesektor skizziert, nachdem die Zahl der Coronavirus-Infektionen, insbesondere unter den unter 25-Jährigen, stark gestiegen war.

From Friday, pubs, bars and restaurants can only stay open until 6 p.m. and then serve as snack bars. And they are not allowed to serve alcoholic beverages on a Scottish schedule for weeks.

As part of the new program, cinemas, bowling alleys, and other indoor entertainment venues will also be closed, but non-essential retail stores, hairdressers, gyms, and leisure centers may remain open.

The move took place after the previous lockdown between October 23rd and November 9th. When this ended, people were allowed to meet in groups of up to four people in places such as pubs and restaurants with no alcohol sales before 6:00 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. curfew.

Up to 15 people were also allowed to take part in an "organized indoor activity" such as an exercise class, and people who were not strictly needed were reopened.

In the past 10 days, coronavirus cases have risen from 160 per 100,000 to 210 per 100,000, a 31 percent increase.

Er fügte hinzu: "Das Beispiel von Wales zeigt, was passieren kann, wenn Sie die Beschränkungen zu früh zu pauschal aufheben."

Sir Keir, der während der gesamten Pandemie staatliche Maßnahmen unterstützt hat, sagte, es sei nicht im nationalen Interesse, die Beschränkungen abzustimmen, wenn das Coronavirus immer noch ein "ernstes Risiko" für die Öffentlichkeit darstelle.

Die 48-seitige Folgenabschätzung, die über Nacht veröffentlicht wurde, wurde von Tories als Tünche und Ausschneiden und Einfügen abgetan, nachdem behauptet wurde, die wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen der dreistufigen Folgen könnten nicht quantifiziert werden.

The final dossier was based on publicly available information. The economic impact section was derived from an impact analysis of the pandemic published last week by the Office of Budgetary Responsibility (OBR).

Senior Tories blew up the "rushed" document containing typing errors. One claimed that the Prime Minister decided not to publish an economic forecast "because he found the wrong answer".

Mel Stride, Tory Chair of the Commons Treasury Committee, said: “It is frustrating that little is given here about how the different levels could affect specific sectors and regions across the country. Those looking for additional economic analysis of the new tiered system will have difficulty finding it in this document. & # 39;

Former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith accused ministers of "cut and paste" suggesting that no economic analysis had been conducted prior to the assignment of the levels.

Sir Keir explained his decision to order Labor to abstain from voting in today's Commons vote: "Coronavirus remains a serious threat to public health. Therefore Labor accepts the need for continued restrictions." We will always act in the national interest so that we do not vote against these restrictions tomorrow in Parliament.

However, I remain deeply concerned that the Boris Johnson administration failed to use this recent lockdown to develop a credible health and economic plan.

“We still don't have a working testing system, the public health news is confused, and companies across the country are calling for more effective economic support to get them through the winter months.

& # 39; It is the short term government incompetence that is causing long term damage to the UK economy. It is imperative that the government get control of the virus so that our NHS can be protected and our economy recovered faster. & # 39;

In response, the government accused Sir Keir of "making politics" in the middle of the pandemic. "This pandemic is one of the greatest challenges the country has faced in decades and Labor has chosen to abstain," said a No. 10 spokesman.

“While Keir Starmer claims he is offering a new tour, it is clear to everyone that he is actually not offering any leadership at all.

"Keir Starmer is playing politics in the middle of a global pandemic rather than working with the government to find a way through this difficult time for the British people."

For the week ending November 22, an average of 77,942 of 88,903 (87.7 percent) available beds across the country were occupied. This is the most recent snapshot. For comparison: During the seven-day period that ended on December 8, 2019 - that is the most comparable data available for last winter - the occupancy rate averaged 94.9 percent when around 91,733 of all 96,675 available beds were full

For the week ending November 22, an average of 77,942 of 88,903 (87.7 percent) available beds across the country were occupied. This is the most recent snapshot. For comparison: During the seven-day period that ended on December 8, 2019 – that is the most comparable data available for last winter – the occupancy rate averaged 94.9 percent when around 91,733 of all 96,675 available beds were full

Only four trusts – the Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust (FT), University College London Hospitals FT, Calderdale and Huddersfield FT, and Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh FT – are busier today than they were a year ago

Of the trusts that are busiest this year, only Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh see more patients overall than last winter

Matt Hancock würgt die Tränen im Unterhaus zurück, als er verrät, dass sein Stiefgroßvater letzten Monat an Covid gestorben ist

Matt Hancock suppressed tears in the House of Commons tonight when he revealed that his step-grandfather died of coronavirus last month.

The Minister of Health made an emotional appeal to the nation to stick with Boris Johnson's new Covid-19 system due to roll out across England tomorrow.

Mr Hancock said that when the disease "gets out of hand, it grows exponentially, hospitals come under pressure and people die".

He said "this is not just speculation" because the virus affected thousands of families, including his own, as he paid tribute to his step-grandfather, Derek, who passed away on Nov. 18.

Mr. Hancock told MPs that by working in the "spirit of common humanity" the country can "beat" this, adding, "We must beat it together."

Matt Hancock suppressed tears in the House of Commons tonight when he revealed that his step-grandfather had recently died of coronavirus

Matt Hancock suppressed tears in the House of Commons tonight when he revealed that his step-grandfather had recently died of coronavirus

MPs voted tonight to introduce Mr Johnson's new animal system as Tory was causing a great stir over the draconian curbs.

Mr Hancock was tasked with ending the debate for the government and he made a personal plea for compliance with the new rules when he referred to an outbreak in Liverpool that has now been brought under control.

He said, “We know from repeated experience what happens when this virus gets out of hand.

“When it gets out of hand, it grows exponentially, hospitals come under pressure and people die.

“This is not just speculation, but a fact that has affected thousands of families, including my own.

“We talk a lot about the outbreak in Liverpool and how this great city had a terrible outbreak and got it under control.

“That means more to me than I can say because my step-grandfather Derek caught Covid there last month and died on November 18th.

“In my family, as in so many others, we have lost a loving husband, a father, a grandfather to this terrible disease.

“From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank everyone in Liverpool for bringing this terrible virus under control.

& # 39; It's down four fifths in Liverpool. We can do this if we work together in a spirit of common humanity.

“We have to beat that. We have to do it together. & # 39;

Könnte IHR Gebiet mit anderen Einschränkungen als der Rest Ihres Landkreises geschlagen werden?

KENT: HOW ONLY SIX PARTS OF THE COUNTY ARE SEEING CASES RISE

No10's bizarre decision to slap all of Kent into Tier Three when England's lockdown ends tomorrow is emblematic of the unequal lockdowns, with rural villages bound to be hamstrung by economically-damaging curbs imposed because of bigger outbreaks centered miles away.

Only six of 13 lower-tier authorities in Kent — Medway, Tonbridge and Malling, Maidstone, Ashford, Folkestone and Hythe, and Dover — saw a spike in coronavirus cases during the most recent week, according to the Government's own data.

It means the other areas of the county will be stung by the draconian restrictions to shut all pubs and restaurants and keep them to takeaway service only, despite managing to reverse their outbreaks.

Even Swale — England's current Covid-19 hotspot with an infection rate of 559.7 in the week ending November 25 — saw cases drop.

Department of Health statistics also offer a much more detailed breakdown of the coronavirus outbreak in Kent, revealing how swathes of the county have an infection rate below England's rolling seven-day average of 167.8. It means the county's overall outbreak is being skewed by bigger epidemics along the northern coast

Department of Health statistics also offer a much more detailed breakdown of the coronavirus outbreak in Kent, revealing how swathes of the county have an infection rate below England's rolling seven-day average of 167.8. It means the county's overall outbreak is being skewed by bigger epidemics along the northern coast

Only six of 13 lower-tier authorities in Kent — Medway, Tonbridge and Malling, Maidstone, Ashford, Folkestone and Hythe, and Dover — saw a spike in coronavirus cases during the most recent week, according to the Government's own data

Only six of 13 lower-tier authorities in Kent — Medway, Tonbridge and Malling, Maidstone, Ashford, Folkestone and Hythe, and Dover — saw a spike in coronavirus cases during the most recent week, according to the Government's own data

Department of Health statistics also offer a much more detailed breakdown of the coronavirus outbreak in Kent, revealing how swathes of the county have an infection rate below England's rolling seven-day average of 167.8. It means the county's overall outbreak is being skewed by bigger epidemics along the northern coast.

And the sense of injustice felt by the county over the tougher curbs is laid bare in the 1,600-populated village of Groombridge. They are just a seven-minute walk away from each other, but thanks to Downing Street's revamped three-tier system, the two pubs there might as well be in different countries.

The Junction Inn and the Crown Inn are on the border between East Sussex and Kent and in pre-coronavirus times could have been visited on the afternoon out in their picturesque home. But a geographic and governmental quirk mean they fall under different tiers of coronavirus restrictions and face very different futures.

When the UK's national lockdown is finally lifted, Kent's Crown Inn will have to remain shut at huge economic cost. Meanwhile, 430 yards down the road in East Sussex, The Junction Inn will be able to throw open its doors to serve a substantial meal with drinks.

BRISTOL, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND NORTH SOMERSET: RATES ARE SO LOW IN PARTS OF THE COUNTY THAT OFFICIALS WON'T SAY HOW MANY CASES WERE DIAGNOSED

All of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset will also fall foul of the toughest curbs from tomorrow, even though the region's outbreak appears to be centered just two areas.

Covid levels are so low in some areas of the affected three regions that officials won't confirm how many cases were diagnosed in the most recent week because they fear it may inadvertently lead to infected residents being identified.

For example, the district of Charfield, Wickwar and Iron Acton — which is on the border of neighbouring Tier Two Stroud — recorded fewer than three infections in the week ending November 25.

Covid levels are so low in some areas of the affected three regions (in white) that officials won't confirm how many cases were diagnosed in the most recent week because they fear it may inadvertently lead to infected residents being identified

Covid levels are so low in some areas of the affected three regions (in white) that officials won't confirm how many cases were diagnosed in the most recent week because they fear it may inadvertently lead to infected residents being identified

All three of the boroughs have an infection rate higher than England's average, with Bristol's being the highest at 210.0, followed by North Somerset (185.1) and South Gloucestershire (173.3)

All three of the boroughs have an infection rate higher than England's average, with Bristol's being the highest at 210.0, followed by North Somerset (185.1) and South Gloucestershire (173.3)

And Backwell and Flax Bourton, situated in the heart of North Somerset, will also be struck by the harshest rules when England's lockdown ends on December 2, despite having fewer than three cases last week.

All three of the boroughs have an infection rate higher than England's average, with Bristol's being the highest at 210.0, followed by North Somerset (185.1) and South Gloucestershire (173.3).

But, once again, these are skewed because of outbreaks in hotspots. Department of Health data shows Weston Uphill, in Weston-Super-Mare, had an infection rate of 488.0 in the seven-day spell up until November 25. But just 12miles away in the district of Wrington, Felton and Dundry, the rate stands at just 48.5.

Boris Johnson promised to base Tier allocation on 'common sense', and the government's 'Winter Plan' set out a series of metrics that will be used. They are: Case detection rates in all age groups; Case detection rates in the over 60s; The rate at which cases are rising or falling; Positivity rate (the number of positive cases detected as a percentage of tests taken); and Pressure on the NHS, including current and projected occupancy.

But there are no specific numerical trigger points, and the document added that there will be 'some flexibility to weight these indicators against each other as the context demands'.

WARWICKSHIRE: TIER 3 STRATFORD-UPON-AVON HAS A LOWER INFECTION RATE THAN TIER 2 NEIGHBOURS IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire was among areas to suffer the same fate as Kent after they were lumped into the toughest restrictions because of their neighbours.

It will enter Tier Three when England's lockdown lifts but has an infection rate massively below the average (92.2) — and it is still falling.

Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire was among areas to suffer the same fate as Kent after they were lumped into the toughest restrictions because of their neighbours

Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire was among areas to suffer the same fate as Kent after they were lumped into the toughest restrictions because of their neighbours

Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire was among areas to suffer the same fate as Kent after they were lumped into the toughest restrictions because of their neighbours

Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire was among areas to suffer the same fate as Kent after they were lumped into the toughest restrictions because of their neighbours

Neighbouring Daventry and South Northamptonshire — which evaded the strictest rules and fell into Tier Two — actually have bigger outbreaks, according to the Government's own statistics.

For example, Daventry's infection rate in the week ending November 25 was 117.5, while South Northamptonshire's was 152.4.

Warwickshire's overall infection rate stands at 168.2, meaning it is only marginally higher than England's average. But higher rates in Coventry and Birmingham — metropolitan boroughs that border the authority of Warwickshire — are likely to have spooked ministers into adopting the toughest measures.

But the same injustices will still be felt in Cubbington, Stoneleigh and Radford Semele. Fewer than three Covid-19 cases were recorded in the district last week.

Health chiefs refuse to confirm how many infections there were if the area had fewer than three 'to protect individuals' identities'.

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