Uk news Tier 3 lockdown row deepens as Gove accuses Burnham of 'posturing' London news

MetiNews.Com - The feud between Downing Street and the Labour mayor over a Tier 3 lockdown for Greater Manchester continued today as Andy Burnham was accused of "posturing" and "political positioning". Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove made the accusations against Mr Burnham as he called for action “to save people’s lives”. The Greater Manchester Mayor and Conservative politicians in the

Uk news Tier 3 lockdown row deepens as Gove accuses Burnham of 'posturing' London news

MetiNews.Com - The feud between Downing Street and the Labour mayor over a Tier 3 lockdown for Greater Manchester continued today as Andy Burnham was accused of "posturing" and "political positioning". Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove made the accusations against Mr Burnham as he called for action “to save people’s lives”. The Greater Manchester Mayor and Conservative politicians in the

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18 October 2020 - 09:45

Breaking News ! ES News email The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates Enter your email address Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid You already have an account. Please log in. Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive lunchtime headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts, by email Update newsletter preferences The feud between Downing Street and the Labour mayor over a Tier 3 lockdown for Greater Manchester continued today as Andy Burnham was accused of "posturing" and "political positioning". Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove made the accusations against Mr Burnham as he called for action “to save people’s lives”. The Greater Manchester Mayor and Conservative politicians in the region oppose Tier 3 measures being imposed unless there is greater financial support for workers and businesses. Talks between Mr Burnham and Westminster are set to resume today. Mr Gove told Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday: “I want to reach an agreement with the political leadership in Greater Manchester. I want them to put aside for a moment some of the political positioning that they’ve indulged in and I want them to work with us in order to ensure that we save lives and protect the NHS. “Instead of press conferences and posturing what we need is action to save people’s lives.” Read more Lockdown row continues as expert calls for circuit breaker 'now'-LIVE He went on to say that an "absence of action" would see more people get infected and put more pressure on the NHS. Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham (Getty Images) But Mr Burnham insisted he was looking for a "resolution" as he called for MPs in Westminster to intervene and come with an adequate financial package. He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “Let’s move towards a resolution. That’s why I’ll be writing to the Labour Party leaders in Westminster to ask them to intervene, for Parliament to intervene here. “What we need here is a fair financial framework if the Government are going to insist on Tier 3, at the moment they’re doing side deals with individual councils, that isn’t good enough for me.” He reiterated his call for the 80 per cent furlough scheme to be reintroduced to support workers in firms that are forced to close.

. Manchester on Coronavirus Tier 3 Alert 11 show all Manchester on Coronavirus Tier 3 Alert 1/11 AFP via Getty Images 2/11 AFP via Getty Images 3/11 AFP via Getty Images 4/11 AFP via Getty Images 5/11 AFP via Getty Images 6/11 A news display features Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson as shoppers make their way along the streets of Manchester, north west England AFP via Getty Images 7/11 Signage is seen outside the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West set up to provide more hospital capacity during the novel coronavirus pandemic at Manchester Central Convention Complex in Manchester AFP via Getty Images 8/11 Shoppers wear facemasks as they walk along the streets of Manchester, north west England AFP via Getty Images 9/11 BarS in Manchester PA 10/11 A general view of Manchester REUTERS 11/11 Young people having a drink out in Manchester PA 1/11 AFP via Getty Images 2/11 AFP via Getty Images 3/11 AFP via Getty Images 4/11 AFP via Getty Images 5/11 AFP via Getty Images 6/11 A news display features Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson as shoppers make their way along the streets of Manchester, north west England AFP via Getty Images 7/11 Signage is seen outside the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West set up to provide more hospital capacity during the novel coronavirus pandemic at Manchester Central Convention Complex in Manchester AFP via Getty Images 8/11 Shoppers wear facemasks as they walk along the streets of Manchester, north west England AFP via Getty Images 9/11 BarS in Manchester PA 10/11 A general view of Manchester REUTERS 11/11 Young people having a drink out in Manchester PA “Support us in this, I would ask your viewers to contact their MPs to support us in this because it’s about taking the country fairly through a very challenging winter. If we don’t put in this support Tier 3 will create a punishing lockdown in the poorest communities.” He also Prime Minister Boris Johnson of having exaggerated the severity of the coronavirus situation in the region. Read more PM threatens to intervene amid Tier 3 clash with Manchester leaders PM locked in stand-off as Manchester resists new Covid rules Gove: We will not impose a circuit breaker lockdown Thousands of anti-vaxxers march through London on day one of Tier 2 Wales set for circuit-breaker lockdown 'from next Friday' “It’s a serious situation but I don’t think it was the situation that was described by the Prime Minister on Friday evening. I think it was an exaggeration of the position that we’re in," he said. “Of course it’s a matter of concern, and we watch the figures very closely indeed, but the figures have been falling in Manchester itself in the last few days, across Greater Manchester up slightly but certainly not doubling every nine days. “So let’s be careful here. I would certainly say this morning let’s step back a bit from a war of words.” Despite the continued war of words, a call was scheduled for Sunday between Mr Burnham and the Prime Minister’s chief strategic adviser Sir Edward Lister after confusion over whether talks would continue this weekend. Asked if he was going to be speaking with Boris Johnson, Mr Burnham told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “I was due to speak to Sir Ed Lister today so that’s the call I was expecting to take later this morning but beyond that I’m ready to speak to ministers to try to resolve this situation.” Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove (AFP via Getty Images) Meanwhile, Mr Gove rejected claims that local leaders in Liverpool and Lancashire - who have approved Tier 3 measures - were “bullied” and cajoled by the Government in order to reach an agreement. He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “No, we worked effectively I think and co-operatively with them because there’s a widespread recognition that unless we deal effectively with the virus in those areas where the incidence is high, then we won’t be able to improve the health of all.” Responding to accusations of the Government “blackmailing” local leaders into doing a deal, Mr Gove said: “It is the case that in every part of Lancashire and in Liverpool, agreement was reached.” Denying the claims, he added: “No, no, it’s because we – A were very clear about the public health problem; and B provided economic support.”

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Uk news Tier 3 lockdown row deepens as Gove accuses Burnham of 'posturing' London news


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Uk news Tier 3 lockdown row deepens as Gove accuses Burnham of 'posturing' London news


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