It would seem that a majority of the cabinet has different views on the easing of lockdown to those of the general public. Polls have shown that the majority of the public want lockdown to continue for the time being.
The extreme right want a fast track to the end of lockdown and some MPs believe that people are becoming used to furlough on 80% pay and are quite content to stay at home.
This might apply to the middle-aged, more comfortably off with roomy homes and decent sized gardens who are enjoying the silence, apart from the birdsong. However, I suspect that most people would like to return to work and are frustrated at being cooped up for weeks on end and so will be glad to get back to work.
Perhaps some people will be thinking about their work/life balance and seeking to make changes. Some SMEs will go under but many more will survive. Those nearing retirement age may think about taking early retirement and doing some other work. There are many young people, perhaps still at school or uni who might have ideas for starting a business instead of getting a job.
For those of us already in retirement nothing much is going to change, apart from being able to go out again and to see our families and friends. We already know what our income is so we are not worried about lack of employment.
The Brits are an inventive people and will survive. Rushing out of lockdown at the moment, IMHO is not a good idea whilst the numbers of deaths are still high.
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