Friday 11 September 2020 10:28 am Health secretary Matt Hancock was the only minister to support Johnson’s plan at a coronavirus strategy committee meeting on Tuesday, according to the Daily Mail. Boris Johnson faces Tory criticism over new lockdown rules (Getty Images) Also Read: Boris Johnson faces Tory revolt over new lockdown restrictions But the reintroduction of this restriction has reportedly divided current ministers and left some Tory MPs frustrated. Former Conservative minister Steve Baker and current MP for Wycombe has said the UK should adopt a “voluntary system” rather than a legal one. Tags: Boris Johnson Coronavirus whatsapp Baker’s stance comes following reports that the cabinet are split over the reimposed measures, which will limit social groups inside and outside to a maximum of six, except in work and school settings. Weddings and funerals will also be exempt. “It is time for us to actually start living like a free people, not subjecting ourselves to constantly shifting legal requirements, which I think now no one can fully understand,” Baker told BBC this morning. That figure looks set to rise higher again this week with 14,000 news cases reported since Sunday. Michael Searles Boris Johnson faces Tory revolt over new lockdown restrictions “It seems to me the effect of having Covid marshals will be to turn every public space in Britain into the equivalent of going through airport security where we are badgered and directed… I’m not willing to live like this.” Share Earlier this week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that social gatherings would again have to be limited to six people from Monday following a spike in positive coronavirus cases. More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Boris Johnson faces Tory criticism over new lockdown rules (Getty Images) Also Read: Boris Johnson faces Tory revolt over new lockdown restrictions whatsapp Show Comments ▼ A number of Tory backbenchers have declared their opposition to the reintroduction of lockdown measures. Boris Johnson faces Tory criticism over new lockdown rules (Getty Images) Other Tories have also called for children under 11 years old to be exempt from the so-called rule of six. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo! JustPerfact USAUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndo A total of 9,864 people tested positive for coronavirus in the seven days leading up to 2 September. It comes following a 43 per cent increase in weekly Covid-19 cases throughout England, new figures have revealed.