A guess. Speculation similar to daily mail and others. Part of the problem stoking unnecessary fear.
Actually, FWIW the Daily Fail (and other outlets I hasten to add) are quoting Sharon Peacock as being clear that there is no hint of ANY of the variants being able to evade the vaccines. Whilst there has been a lot of noise and doom mongering about variants, it remains a hypothetical risk with no evidence that the vaccines aren’t effective. In fact, the vaccines seem bloody good and spikes such as Bolton seem more likely to be linked to people not taking the vaccine in the first place as opposed to anything more sinister virus-wise. Hence why it’s so important for everyone to get jabbed.
Professor Sharon Peacock, head of the Covid-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK), said no 'variant of major concern' that can evade vaccines has been found to exist.
Talk of more lockdowns from the usual suspects on here is just hyperbolic speculation and scaremongering which although unsurprising given the mental battering everyone has taken from the media and messaging, is not helpful for anyone - themselves included.
As well as Whitty and Boris, even Ferguson has said lockdowns are done with now because we’ve moved to a different phase. They’re almost certainly not coming back (for Covid in the UK at least) so the quicker people realise the ship is being steered out of the choppiest waters with captain vaccine in control, but that there’s still the odd rough patch we need to just plough through, the quicker they’ll be able to deal with the odd spike of cases.