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Fears over June 21 delay sparks heartfelt plea from radio caller – ‘Have no voice!’

Lockdown: Radio caller says he feels like he 'has no voice'

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Caller Mark rang into TalkRADIO and could be heard fighting back tears as he shared his deep concerns over lockdown and the potential extension of it. The caller mentioned his children were constantly asking him when coronavirus would all be over as he told radio host Mark Dolan he feels he has “no voice”. The caller was praised by listeners who said Mark spoke for them and their concerns over lockdown too.

Caller Mark poured his heart out to Mr Dolan on TalkRADIO as he shared his lockdown distress amid fears of an extension to the June 21 unlocking. 

He told the show: “I feel quite emotional, I feel frustrated, I feel like I have no voice.

“I feel like the Government is taking away our powers and liberties. 

“You know, as a parent and as a husband, I’ve got children of five and my daughters have just had two years of learning destroyed.

“My son who’s ten just tells me ‘when is Covid stuff going away’ and when he can meet with his friends again.” 

Mark could be heard struggling to get his words out as he spoke on air.

He continued: “I’m very fortunate, I’m a wealthy person, I’ve not been impacted financially by this pandemic and I’ve got a good business. 

“I hate wearing masks,  I want to go out and enjoy time with my friends without having to worry about or talking about stupid Covid.

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“We’re never going to get away from this, there are always going to be cases and we’re never going to get away from variants.”

Mark’s speech was met with widespread praise and support from listeners.

One wrote: “He was bloody fantastic, spoke for the vast majority of us all.”

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Another commented: “He’s bang on, I’m a father as well and I’ve pretty much no control over what I can do with my family.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly looking into delaying the June 21 reopening date until July 19 as the Indian/Delta variant has seen cases increase by 240 percent in the past week.

The Sun reports government insiders say the likelihood of the June 21 reopening is “close to zero”.

The Prime Minister is expected to make a formal announcement and decision on Monday after meeting with government scientists.

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