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REAL RED WALL: Starmer Stands Up For North, Vows To FORCE Tier 3 Thorough Parliament

LABOUR leader Sir Kier Starmer has branded Boris Johnson’s treatment of Red Wall voters in Greater Manchester as a “disgrace” and said he would use Parliament to force the Prime Minister to give a fair deal to the hard working-class up North. 

Starmer said that Boris had treated millions of working-class with “contempt” over his handling of the North-South Lockdown War.

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The Labour leader also vowed to force Parliament to vote on a fair deal for Greater Manchester and ensure business in Greater Manchester would get the “Fair Deal” they deserved.

The Labour leader also said the collapse of talks with Burnham was a sign of Government failure.

“The Conservatives have been treating local communities, particularly in the Midlands, North West and North East, and their leaders with contempt,” said Starmer.

Shirley Baker's street scenes of Manchester and Salford - BBC News

Labour says whilst it recognises the need for stricter public health restrictions, that they must be accompanied by extra financial support.

He vowed to support Andy Burnham and cross-party MPs and leaders in the North West in the fight for people’s jobs, lives and livelihoods.

KING OF THE NORTH DEFIANT

ANDY Burnham found out about the Tier 3 restrictions imposed on his people via the media, in shocking scenes LIVE on television.

He said that this was “No way to run a country amid a pandemic.”

Tonight he said: “How can we carry the public with us if we are forcing them to lost their income and their place of work without supporting them”

“I don’t believe we can proceed through his pandemic by grinding people down. We need to carry them with us not crush their spirit”

Andy Burnham who said he was “playing a game of poker” with people’s lives.

Andy Burnham asks if the Government is "playing poker with people's lives" after Tier 3 talks break down - Manchester Evening News

Originally putting £60m on the table to help the people of Greater Manchester get through the harsh Winter Boris Johnson later walked away from negotiations and refused to put £60m on the table.

The Government was accused of “playing with people’s lives” after he refused to give real support to Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said talks collapsed after the Government refused to meet his demand for £65 million to support the livelihoods of people in the region as they face the closure of pubs, bars, bookmakers and other premises.

But Whitehall insiders accused the Labour mayor of “intransigence” and claimed his “pride” had scuppered a deal.

Amid the bitter recriminations between politicians in Westminster and Manchester, the lives of 2.8 million people will be placed under tougher curbs, possibly as soon as Saturday.

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