PUBLISHED: 18:51, Wed, Oct 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:05, Wed, Oct 21, 2020
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.
You should know all about failing the people
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 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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