‘A whole generation will suffer’: Fortnum & Mason boss lashes out at fresh lockdown measures
The boss of Fortnum & Mason said the Government’s decision to extend harsher lockdown measures will cause ‘a whole generation to suffer’.
From midnight tonight, areas including London, Essex and York will be placed into ‘tier 2’ lockdown, meaning different households cannot mix indoors.
Hospitality industry leaders have warned the measures will decimate businesses and put hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk.
Fortnum &Mason boss Ewan Venters said restricting the economy with harsh lockdown measures is ‘dangerous for the health of society’ and will cost ‘real jobs and skills’
Fortnum boss Ewan Venters said restricting the economy is ‘dangerous for the health of society’ and will cost ‘real jobs and skills’.
He lashed out at the 10pm curfew calling it ‘a nonsense’ that is failing to do the job it was intended to do, and is actually increasing cases by ‘forcing people out onto the transport system at the same time’.
He said: ‘Simply closing London down is deeply dangerous for all of our prosperity and the health of the nation.’
Fortnum has been hit hard by the collapse in tourists and commuters and in July it axed 50 staff.
Watch Fortnum’s boss Ewan Venters at www.mailplus.co.uk