MILLIONS of Brits shall be rightly livid that their Christmas has been cancelled.
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Boris Johnson has plunged London and far of the south east into a tricky new tier 4Credit score: Getty Photos – Getty
However by plunging London and far of the south east right into a tough new tier 4, he has crushed hopes of festive reunions and wrecked expensive plans made by hard-up households.
The Prime Minister has additionally cut up the nation on Christmas Day.
In some areas combined teams will have fun whereas yards away others shall be barred from seeing family members.
That is the harshest and most heartbreaking determination Boris has made throughout a horrible yr and it comes as a merciless blow to everybody hoping for somewhat merriment to carry the gloom.
He and his scientists are terrified by the brand new pressure of the virus within the east of the nation.
After all Boris should act to avoid wasting lives, and different components of Europe are taking related steps.
However he can not repeat the error he made in imposing the rushed second lockdown of seven weeks in the past.
That adopted forecasts of 4,000 deaths a day — figures which proved unreliable and had been quickly retracted.
Boris himself later felt he had been bounced into taking over-zealous measures that wrecked the economic system.
It will likely be far worse if the brand new warnings show fallacious.
If this new pressure has damaged out in different nations, why can’t we have now extra particulars about how they coped?
Questions additionally must be requested concerning the lack of hospital workers to deal with rising numbers of instances.
Vacancies for nursing posts are at 36,655 and people for medical jobs are at 7,502.
Consequently the £220million emergency Nightingale hospitals may very well be left idle — an appalling waste.
Within the meantime lots of extra companies will collapse and hundreds will lose their jobs.
We perceive why Boris feels he should take drastic steps to stop one other surge of Covid casualties.
However he can not afford the scientific statistics to be fallacious once more.
The nation won’t ever forgive a Prime Minister who cancelled Christmas on the premise of dodgy science.
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