UK populous? According to googles own mobility data they followed it just about as well as any other nation infact if you look at the US there is no correlation between that mobility as case rates per 100k in any state you have 2 states right next to each other right now, one is locked down, one is not and one of them has 5 times the case rate and one is far more active according to googles mobility data.
Nothing to do with the UK populous at all, people have lives, these lives require money food, enjoyment to make life worth living, socialisation, to expect people to just stop this is nonsensical idealistic nonsense at its finest.
How altruistic of you to actually blame the real victims the ones who are now going to have to spend the next 40-50 years of their life paying of debts incurred by trying to protect people who you could have protected in much easier and less invasive ways, I mean how many more times does it have to be said the average age of death from covid is about 1-3 years older than the normal life expectancy.
The real victims in the UK are not the 130k who died the real victims are the young people who already had an awful job market, who already had an awful housing market but now have even more things hanging around their necks, and the most important thing to humans you just want them to stop that for a length of time undefined and for no reward, infact they get less than if they didn't, thats not happening.
Lets look at furlough, you want me to live on 80% of wage, a lot of people scrape by in their early 20s on their full wage, you now want to damage the economy and only give them 80%, you need to cover financial damages, the chance they will lose their job or business and other such things like this, you need to be paying more than the wage they earned to cover potential damages as its the governments fault you lost your job or business.
You then take into account relationship, I wonder how many of those this ruined, I wonder how many families this tore apart, how many lives it utterly wrecked but its ok because someone's nan can live 3 more years, how about this, lets say you are young, you live with your parents and your girlfriend lives with their parents now because of the bubble rules set out you weren't allowed to see each other anywhere indoors for months, so the governments basically made having sex with people you dont live with or dont live alone illegal, they went that far and you think the populous is to blame? No, the undemocratic yet democratically elected government are.