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JEREMY CORBYN has been savaged on social media after accusing Boris Johnson of letting down the people of Greater Manchester with his response to the region's soaring levels of coronavirus.

PUBLISHED: 18:51, Wed, Oct 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:05, Wed, Oct 21, 2020

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Mr Johnson's bid to put the region in Tier 3 sparked a fierce political row with local leaders led by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham refusing to accept the tighter lockdown measures until their financial demands were met. But Tier 3 restrictions were eventually imposed on the region yesterday when talks broke down without agreement and the Government announced it would provide £22million for lockdown enforcement.

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Mr Johnson then said he planned to bypass Mr Burnham and offer the £60million agreed by the Government to the 10 local authorities which make up the region.

A furious Mr Corbyn took to to social media to condemn the Prime Minister but received a brutal backlash from members of the public.

The former Labour leader tweeted: "The Government have failed the people of Greater Manchester.

"Andy Burnham needs our full support in campaigning for a support package that protects people's health, jobs and livelihoods."

Jeremy Corbyn Andy Burnham Boris JohnsonJeremy Corbyn has been savaged in social media after criticising the Government's COVID restrictions (Image: PA)

Kevin Hoskin was among the first to hit back, tweeting: "Coming from the champagne socialist."

Another Twitter user told Mr Corbyn: "You should know all about failing the people."

And Ian Calender said: "You would be proud of him, he is from the same mould as yourself. A professional agitator."

Len Collins said: "Greater Manchester has been failed by the ignorance of Andy Burnham. No more, no less!"

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