But this government can sign up to a no deal Brexit which is already costing £ Billions and will cost £ Billions more.? And they have also spaffed £ Billions more employing the serial failures such as Serco, Crapita, PWC (aka Pretty Woeful Company), EY etc using consultants on a daily rate that most people would give their right arm to be paid per month.
Yes but all those instances are defined events in their own right. At what point does guaranteeing wages on furlough transfer to all those who are on benefits and to what extent will it be used as the basis for the rest of the country as they move to tier 3? It's an impossible ask. If you asked the working population to give a portion of their salaries to those on furlough there would be uproar, but those of the sorts of costs in taxation that could arise from this level of spending. The numbers are truly vast and coming on top of what has already been spent and what is already committed, it is never going to happen.
I think the focus should not be on the tier level, but impressing on people the need to behave !! No increase in tier or lockdowns will solve the problem if people don't use their common sense !