UK coronavirus live: Tory backlash grows as 1922 Committee chair says he will vote against restrictions

With only 80 cases for every 100,000 people in South Dorset, I’m astounded that we’ve been put into tier 2. We were at tier 1 before, so how can we possibly need even more severe restrictions than before the lockdown?

Only yesterday the chancellor made clear the utter devastation these lockdowns are having on our economy and all aspects of it, including health. The solution? Carry on destroying lives and livelihoods! We need a new strategy based on common sense, not fear and more fear!