Ahead of a Tuesday vote in the House of Commons that would see a three-tier coronavirus alert level system introduced, and Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions applied to nearly 99 percent of England’s population, a group of Tory MPs threatened to rebel and demanded that the government publish a cost-benefit analysis of the tiers.
Boris Johnson has warned that England will face another national lockdown unless MPs unite and vote in favour of the government’s new coronavirus restrictions, which might place 99 per cent of the country under the toughest Tier 2 or 3 curbs from Wednesday. writes the Daily Telegraph.
Facing a brewing revolt from backbenchers over the three-tier COVID-19 alert level system that comes under a House of Commons vote on Tuesday, in a letter published on Sunday evening, Johnson directly appealed to the rebels in the COVID Recovery Group (CRG). He said that there was “every reason” to hope and believe “the worst is nearly behind us, so now more than ever is the time to demonstrate unity and resolve.”
The Prime Minister offered a spate of concessions in what is seen as a climbdown from No 10’s previous stance and a move to address Tory MPs’ concerns about the economic fallout from the strict new tiers.
Thus, Downing Street will publish an analysis of the health, economic and social impacts of the pandemic and measures taken to curb the spread of coronavirus based on forecasts from the Bank of England and the Office for Budget…