DOZENs of Tory MPs final evening launched a brand new group aimed toward blocking a 3rd nationwide lockdown.
Boris Johnson has insisted England’s present lockdown will end on December 2 however has refused to rule out the prospect of extending it or imposing one other one at a later date.
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Fifty of Boris Johnson’s MPs have signed as much as the brand new anti-lockdown Covid Restoration Group (CRG)Credit score: EPA
And his medical and scientific advisers on SAGE have steered rolling lockdowns could also be wanted all through the subsequent few months.
However 50 Tory MPs have signed as much as the brand new anti-lockdown Covid Restoration Group (CRG), in accordance with the Every day Telegraph.
And an extra 45 Tory MPs are mentioned to be contemplating becoming a member of after signing as much as a WhatsApp group to coordinate anti-lockdown technique.
It poses a significant problem to the PM had been he to pursue an extension to the present Covid lockdown in England or any additional shutdowns.
And crucially it could imply he would wish to go any future lockdown resolution on the again of Labour votes – a transfer that might be disastrous for his management of the Tory occasion.
The CRG has skilled politicians main the group, with former Authorities chief whip Mark Harper and the Brexit insurgent ringleader Steve Baker in cost.
Writing within the Every day Telegraph, Mr Harper mentioned: “The nation is badly in want of a unique and enduring technique for dwelling with the virus that doesn’t require us to maintain dwelling beneath a collection of damaging lockdowns and seemingly arbitrary restrictions.
“Lockdowns and restrictions trigger immense financial, social and non-Covid well being harm. … For the time being, the treatment we’re prescribing runs the very actual danger of being worse than the illness, and it’s essential that we base all our choices as a rustic on knowledgeable scientific, financial and well being knowledge.”
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