Boris Johnson said families will be able to come together during the Christmas period despite earlier suggestions the relaxation of coronavirus tiers may be shelved. The Prime Minister reached an agreement with the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to ensure Britons could mix up to three households indoors between December 23 and 27. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, Mr Johnson said: “At every stage, we follow the scientific guidance and continue to do so.
“We should exercise extreme caution in the way we celebrate Christmas.”
It comes as Mr Johnson was questioned by Michael Fabricant MP as to whether he would review the easing of restrictions.
Mr Fabricant hit out at Sir Keir Starmer for requesting an urgent rethink.
He said: “On the subject of Christmas, my constituents in Lichfield have had a torrid year with the Covid pandemic.
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“We’ve got this very small break over Christmas.
“People have got to use common sense of course and not start hugging granny or go wild over Christmas.
“As the Prime Minister previously said, let’s be jolly careful over Christmas.
“But I want to say to my Prime Minister if some smarmy lawyer at this late stage were to argue for a change in the laws.
“Can I ask my right honourable friend right now who is not either smarmy nor a lawyer, is he going to change the rules?”
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