Boris Johnson has been warned that riots may erupt if he keeps some areas in tier three of Coronavirus restrictions.
He and other senior government ministers were warned yesterday evening that protests could turn violent in areas where Covid rates are falling such as Manchester, Coventry, Warwickshire, Solihull, and Leeds.
One political insider in the Midlands has said: ‘If they don’t come out of Tier 3 there will be riots.
They have brought their rates down immeasurably, there is no reason for them not to come out.’
He also faces clashes with northern MPs, mayors, and council leaders if he refuses to release some areas from the harshest measures.
Although, most places are expected to stay in their current tiers.
A decision is expected to be announced in parliament today. A Whitehall insider has been quoted as saying: ‘I would be surprised if any area goes down a tier.’
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