By Ted Schama, Nick Weir, Duncan Lillie and Victoria Oates
Despair and anger. Those words summarise what the majority of the hospitality sector is feeling right now. And it is understandable. The government’s seemingly baseless targeting of the industry in its fight against coronavirus, a fight the statistics indicate we are not winning based on comparisons with other countries, was already causing untold damage. But the moving of London and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire into tier three is likely to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for many operators, and probably some landlords too.