Manchester is right: people cannot live on next to nothing and lockdown when the government’s got the means to pay

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I recorded this yesterday. It’s a more political video than most I have done. But that’s because I am angry with the government. And I think Manchester is right to challenge it over coronavirus lockdowns.

You simply cannot tell people to lockdown and force them into real financial hardship. That won’t work. It cannot work.

And what’s more it’s also completely unnecessary because the money to pay people in lockdown is readily available, which means that by not paying it the government is choosing to impose poverty on people. Of course Manchester is right to oppose that.