The fences were erected on Thursday at the University of Manchester’s Fallowfield campus as a “security measure” to “help avoid the mixing of households”.
Students have torn down „prison-like“ fencing erected around their campus on day one of England’s new lockdown.
Those living at the University of Manchester’s Fallowfield halls of residence awoke to find workers putting up „huge metal barriers“.
“The story has been for young people growing up there of hopelessness, or the hope that one day they will get out and never come back. The crucial point is it certainly isn’t really the fault of the places, and certainly isn’t the fault of the people growing up there.
They haven’t failed. It’s we, us, the politicians, our politics has failed them.”
In a clear pitch to traditional Labour voters, Mr Johnson insisted that politicians had failed people in the North.
He said: “The centre of Manchester, like the centre of London, is a wonder of the world.
“A few miles away from here, the story is very different.
“The story has been for young people growing up there of hopelessness, or the hope that one day they will get out and never come back.
Later the airport confirmed that 86 flights had been cancelled, arrivals as well as departures.