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From The Socialist newspaper, 17 June 2020

Readers' opinion

Two-metre rule under 'review' - Another case of profit before safety

During the coronavirus pandemic, May 2020, photo JB

During the coronavirus pandemic, May 2020, photo JB   (Click to enlarge)

The Tories all sat in their posh homes behind computers now want to put our lives at risk through the relaxation of the two-metre rule. After making a mess of the run up to lockdown, this is the exit strategy to open up the economy

John Malcolm, Teesside
...and in Northern Ireland...

The same Northern Ireland Executive which took weeks to introduce workplace infection controls, weeks more to enforce them, and is now looking at weakening the two-metre social-distancing rule in workplaces - put laws into place hours before imposing fines on participants on socially distanced anti-racist protests.

Donal O'Cofaigh, Cross Community Labour Alternative councillor and Militant Left member

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