Supermarkets have just paid back their Covid handouts – why not divert this money to people in deep financial trouble?
Throughout the pandemic, the government has demanded that its citizens give up their liberties and livelihoods in fighting Covid-19, yet it does not stand beside them with sufficient public health and economic support.
This could not have been clearer than during Greater Manchester’s negotiations for tier 3 financial support in October. The sums requested to protect jobs and incomes were nominal compared with the billions that were given to private firms during pandemic, and a mere speck of the £300bn announced in March and June, supposedly to support our economy.
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