The digital paint is barely dry on the multi-coloured PowerPoints and the whacky charts, and already the latest war game from Boris has hit the buffers. Dividing the country into zones designated into one of three tiers (a bit like houses at a particular posh public school) has left us totally confused about who’s in and who’s out. And the squabbling over the ranking has already begun in earnest. Some places (like Essex) want to be upgraded and, according to the Mayor, London could be changing status any moment, so buy those toilet rolls now if you live inside the M25. The situation is fluid, as Bond would say – if his film ever sees the light of day. The zones are based on Health Authorities which span very mixed areas, so if you’re a careful single person living in the countryside outside a city with a high student population like Newcastle, Durham, Liverpool or Manchester, you’re going to be treated a teenage super-spreader. Of course it’s unfair- a badly designed blunt instrument that’s doomed to failure. Over the past week, as the government’s leaked talk of tiers and stringent lockdowns had turned into a detailed ‘plan’ (and I use… Read full this story
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