Boris Johnson is treating the people of Greater Manchester with contempt.
And let's be clear. What he's doing there today he'll do to other working-class communities tomorrow.@AndyBurnhamGM is right to stand up to the PM and demand proper support to defend lives & livelihoods.
1/6 Thread on today’s UK GDP figures (just published). GDP in the three months to May fell by 19.1% and increased by 1.8% in the month of May. In context, UK economy was nearly a quarter smaller in May than Feb. pic.twitter.com/oOni9m2IdB
5/6 In services growth was particularly strong in the retail sector which grew 12.0%, in other areas the picture was much more muted, with a number of areas seeing further falls. pic.twitter.com/KnKiXGVJEC
— Department of Health and Social Care (@DHSCgovuk) June 29, 2020
The amount of racism on Twitter regarding the possible #leicesterlockdown is shocking. As someone born and bred in this city, it fucking disgusts me. This city is proud of its diverse culture and heritage and I am too.