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Andy Burnham
Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester
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Andy Burnham retweeted
m20photography 5h
Replying to @AndyBurnhamGM
Agree, My husband and I would like some help to eat IN at home please, we can't afford to go out. We've been without any income or gov help since March.
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heather elliott 57m
Replying to @AndyBurnhamGM
I don’t want money off meals out as one of the EXCLUDED I’d just like a some help I can’t afford a meal out with no income since March
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Andy Burnham 7h
Replying to @IanCompton19 @SkyNews
A major police investigation - Operation Greenjacket - is underway. We will be providing a full update on its progress soon.
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Andy Burnham 7h
Replying to @IanCompton19 @SkyNews
Ian - this is utterly false. I have done no such thing & never would. In fact, the opposite is true. I commissioned a major inquiry into child sexual exploitation which is ongoing. First part reported in January.
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Andy Burnham 7h
Replying to @SimonLivesey
It’s very much aimed at feeding those using it - hence the name. And many of those people would have gone to eat out any way, subsidy or not. I’m all in favour of supporting hospitality but this scheme is wasteful of public money and the wrong way of doing it.
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Andy Burnham 18h
Replying to @pauland9894
It’s a very expensive thing and I don’t think it can be justified when basics are not being provided - ie access to sick pay. It’s actually not a dig - it’s a serious point. It is wasteful of public money.
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Andy Burnham 18h
Replying to @timmyP45
All in favour of helping the hospitality industry. Just don’t think this is the way to do it. And there are a lot of things that are a higher priority for public funding than this.
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Andy Burnham Aug 4
Replying to @danbarker
2m people have no access to SSP. So if asked to self-isolate, they have no money. Those who qualify only get £95 a week. This explains why Test & Trace is failing in poorer areas. I’m all for helping hospitality. But if it’s a question of priorities, health must come first.
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Andy Burnham Aug 4
Been thinking a lot about this. Are we really saying we’re all comfortable with giving the highest-paid £50 off their restaurant bills but not giving the lowest-paid any access to statutory sick pay nor help to self-isolate? Don’t know about you but I’m not.
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Andy Burnham Aug 4
Of course I would give that consideration. But it needs to be remembered that Wigan was at the top of the GM table only a few weeks ago and things change quickly.
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Andy Burnham Aug 4
I had no real say Linda. The only issue was whether it went further.
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Andy Burnham Aug 4
Thanks James, we’ll be in touch.
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Andy Burnham Aug 4
Replying to @angelafell
I am afraid I would - it’s a scenario we can’t rule out. In the months ahead, we are going to have to be prepared to act quickly & at any time. I live in Wigan too & we can see rising cases here & all around us. The virus doesn’t follow local government boundaries.
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Andy Burnham Aug 4
More than happy to arrange that James if it would be helpful.
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Natalie Morris Aug 3
We lost our incredible dad on Saturday morning. He was more than a parent, he was also our best friend. We are utterly heartbroken, but so grateful for the time we had with him We will be offline with family for a while, but so appreciative of the lovely messages Nat & Becky x
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Lucy Meacock Aug 3
It is with a broken heart I retweet this. We will have a very special tonight in tribute to our lovely friend and colleague. My thoughts are with his family and all who loved him x
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High Sheriff of Greater Manchester Aug 3
Online book of condolences. Remembering Tony Morris
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Daniel Hewitt Aug 3
Tony was our mate. A day out, a night out, a road trip, a football match, a game of tennis (where ALWAYS won) Mozza was just the best company. He looked after me when I joined Granada and looked out for me when my mum died. Thinking of Nat and Becky, who he adored. We adored him.
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Andy Burnham Aug 3
So sad to hear this. Got to know Tony well over the years. A brilliant broadcaster - challenging & direct but also warm & fair. Not many can do that. A proper people person whose love for the North West shone through everything he did. My love to Tony’s family & the Granada team.
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Andy Burnham Aug 3
Replying to @HallJJH @cmmid_lshtm
True, but it takes time to do the R number analysis. That said, if it has changed since, it’s only likely to be higher.
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