Politics latest news: Government accused of imposing ‘lockdown-lite through the back door’
The newly-elected Mayor of West Yorkshire has attacked the Government for “their chaotic response to Covid”, after local lockdowns were imposed without warning.
Tracy Brabin told BBC Breakfast: “It’s another example of the Government doing to us without working with us. It’s caused a lot of confusion. We were only alerted to it by journalists last night, late last night.”
She revealed she will be meeting vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi this morning, and added: “I’m expecting Matt Hancock to come to the Houses of Parliament to explain what’s actually going on.”
“Unfortunately this is yet another example of the Government and their chaotic response to Covid,” she said. “If we have an issue here, we need Government to be working with us, not causing more chaos.”
Asked if this is a step towards a return to tiers, Ms Brabin said: “If it is, we would like to know. This is part of…