Some statistics for infection rates per 100,000 head of population:
Coventry (Midlands) – 134
Bristol (West Country) – 141
Leeds (Yorkshire) – 144
Newcastle (North East) – 146
Greater Manchester (North West) – 159
All of these areas have been placed in Tier 3, with travel restrictions imposed and hospitality businesses forced to close. These are just the figures for some densely-populated urban areas: in other areas under Tier 3 restrictions, the rate is far lower.
And now take a look at these figures, by comparison:
London – 183
Luton (just outside London, airport named “London Luton”) – 287
But both of these areas have been placed in Tier 2, where travel restrictions have not been imposed and hospitality businesses are open.
This is because the government wants to protect jobs in London. Jobs in the rest of the country, apparently, are unimportant.
Is it any wonder that people are fed up?