"I am one of the 3 million left out of all government support, they have told me I must close my business and I am entitled to nothing, this has left me worrying about the future, will they do this again?

"How can they do this to someone who has been a net contributor/higher rate tax payer into the system and never claimed a penny?

The fact that a government can do this with very little opposition is frightening, how would most of the population have coped in my position?
"How would they feel if they were left out?

We are certainly not all in this together.

Then they have the cheek to tell people to retrain, when all learning is virtual, how many years does that take...
"...to get anywhere near to the salary that someone has previously earned, and in a time of ever increasing unemployment, which will be far worse when the furlough ends?"
Lockdowns + restrictions are presented as a choice between 'lives' and 'money' but this is nonsense:

1. NHS relies on a healthy economy

2. Economic destruction = ill-health and death. 560,000 UK lives to be lost *due to* lockdown say experts
Economic destruction is societal and health destruction too.

We were told it was 'data, not dates' that would lead to lifting these terrible damaging restrictions.

Well, the data are very good - so what gives?

With 20m+ now vaccinated, whatever happens this "snail's pace" move out of lockdown MUST also be the last.

Never again. Not least as 30+ credible scientific papers find lockdowns do little or nothing to stop the spread of coronavirus, despite the harms:
Lockdowns come with terrible costs, not least to the small business owners the UK so desperately needs if we have any chance to recover quickly.

Join our campaign now to fight for a better way: timeforrecovery.org

And read more #LockdownVoices here: timeforrecovery.org/lockdownvictim…

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