Nope I blame the government who were told to do this two weeks ago, its all documented if you can be bothered. Boris tried to hang Manchester and failed, Well done Andy for sticking up for his constituents, and all of a sudden we have 80% furlough again.
Personally, I didn't think the local thing would ever work. Yes, the govershould have taken the advice and jumped to lockdown much earlier.
One reason I thought local wouldn't work is said idiots (and there are a very, very large number of them) were never going to observe the rules, and a smaller number would look for ways around them. That can be said of full lockdown, plenty will just carry on and pay a fine, as some kind of medal.
A woman in Barnsley says "sod that" when asked about the rules, fucking idiot. An old couple down south say " where will we find the money to pay these fine?", fucking idiots. Government ignores advice of the very experts they recruited to help them, make continuous bad decisions, make targets they know they wont hit, make unclear rules, and put money before lives.
Parts of the population, idiots. People, of all ages, flooding the streets and bars when specifically asked not to, fucking idiots. Government, idiots. Maybe the task of government could be easier without the idiot quota in the general population. Maybe less idiots in government would enable better account being taken of the other group of idiots.
Finally, I suspect there are a reasonable amount of idiots in opposition of all political persuasions. Pretty sure we will find out at the next election, hopefully in a better place than we are now.