' We won' t break the particular law': Burnham would accept Rate 3 if imposed on Higher Manchester

Andy Burnham says he can keep to the law and “accept” Rate 3 coronavirus restrictions for Better Manchester if the government imposes all of them.

The region’s gran told Sky News it was ministers’ “prerogative” to announce the procedures, if negotiations within the next few hours end in stalemate.

He or she and other local leaders have been provided until midday today to reach an on moving three million individuals in Greater Manchester into England’s highest band of coronavirus limitations.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said last night there have been week of talks in “good faith” but they remained in a deadlock.

If there is no breakthrough, this individual suggested Prime Minister Boris Manley could impose measures unilaterally.

Reacting, Mr Burnham told the Kay Burley show: “We wouldn’t split the law… We would obviously need to accept that decision, in the end it’s the government’s prerogative. ”

Previously, business minister Nadhim Zahawi stated the government was offering local commanders “anything they’re looking for” plus urged them to “make this occur now”.