mjr wrote:Bonefishblues wrote:merseymouth wrote:Hi, Dominic Cummings has effectively terminated any worthwhile support forthcoming! Lock-down is now dead, why should we bother! MM
Interestingly, R4 reported that public adherence & support was still very strong (and stronger than MPs, it was noted)
At least the public gives a [self-censored before writing a rude word]
How are they measuring that? I estimate it's 90% of a pre-lockdown half-term's motor traffic out there on the A10 today and maybe 5% of what's missing could be explained by the increase in cycling - a big drop from the early days of lockdown, but still about double what it was before. The other 5% are probably still on furlough or teleworking, but I think few local industries lend themselves to teleworking and probably even fewer have bosses that would allow it any longer than they must, in this deeply conservative (small c) area.
Lockdown seems basically over except for the closures of fun things like pubs/cafes/cinemas, non-essential shops and other large gatherings. Thank you Dominic(!) Now we wait and see what the R value does...
I stood by the M40 yesterday evening. I think it's still a long way below previous numbers, based on no science at all, but I have no idea how that particular info regarding attitudes was polled.