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Brits furious at ‘U-turn’ as Government asks us to work from home

Just weeks ago the Government said we must return to the office to save the economy

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Brits are furious after the government urged us to work from home.

It is being billed by many as a complete ‘U-turn’.

Just weeks ago the government was encouraging workers to return to the office.

Then they said the British economy depends on Brits getting back to work.

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The Prime Minister is asking those that can to work from home (Credit: SplashNews)

Who must now work from home?

But now both Michael Gove and Boris Johnson say we must stay at home.

Markedly, they emphasised that COVID-19 rates are skyrocketing, and that we must all work to flatten the curve.

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Meanwhile at the House of Commons, Boris said there will also be a 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants.

He said these restrictions could last up to six months.

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Fines can be issued to those that refuse to wear a face mask (Credit: Unsplash)

Boris Johnson tells Brits to work from home if they can

The PM also said: “First, we are once again asking office workers who can work from home to do so.

“In key public services and in all professions where home working is not possible, such as construction or retail, people should continue to attend their workplaces.”

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Angry members of the public have taken to Twitter in droves to express their dismay.

One disgruntled user tweeted: “Within 2 weeks, Gove has gone from saying ‘Employees should expect to be dismissed if they cannot be bothered to turn up to their offices and workplaces’ to ‘work from home if it is possible.’

There isn’t an official second lockdown, but there are new rules (Credit: Unsplash)

What did Brits say about the work from home urge?

“It is not a U-Turn. No no no! It is ‘a change of emphasis’.”

Another user tweeted: “Everyone back to the office… Oh no wait, everyone work from home. Shambolic indecisive leadership.”

Whereas a third user shared: “After encouraging everyone to get back to work, Boris is now saying work from home where possible – what?”

And a fourth user theorised: “Boris Johnson: ‘[Our objective] is to allow people to go back to work if they must, but work from home if they can.

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Pubs, restaurants and bars must close at 10pm (Credit: Unsplash)

“He just moved the goalposts, as expected. The implication was that this was always the Government’s intent, which clearly wasn’t the case until a few hours ago.”

Indeed the PM also reaffirmed fines for those that do not wear face masks or self-isolate.

Fines can be issued for those refusing to wear a mask.

And a fine of £10,000 could be issued to those that refuse to self-isolate.

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