talkRADIO’s Dan Wootton has called for young people to be let out of coronavirus lockdown to work to prevent further economic damage.
His comments follow new figures showing the UK’s economy shrank at the fastest rate on record in March this year, risking the country’s worst recession in 300 years.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that activity plunged 5.8 per cent during the month - the biggest monthly fall since records began in 1997.
Dan reacted: “Our economy is in deep trouble and it’s far worse than even the pessimists imagined.
“That’s why we are collectively trying to get back to work today and if we're in a position to to do should try and stimulate the economy in whatever ways we can.”
He said it was the responsibility of the British public to spend money “where we can, as soon as we can if we can” to encourage the economy to bounce back.
“As it stands entire industries are on life support. Rishi Sunak’s eye-wateringly costly extension of the furlough scheme until October may have only delayed mass redundancies.
“So please understand why folk like me are calling for young people, who are at a minuscule risk of serious illness from Covid-19, to be let out to fire up the economy as soon as is humanly possible.”
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