Neil Oliver on 'insulting' Covid Christmas rules: 'We are not a nation of babies'



Historian Neil Oliver has criticised the government’s “insulting” coronavirus Christmas rules, saying they are “taking agency away from people”.

Speaking with talkRADIO’s Mike Graham, the broadcaster said: “We are not a nation of babies, in the most part it’s a nation of people who are already in the business of taking care of their families and making the complicated decisions about life – part of which is making sure people who need care are taken care of.

“We don’t need that done by people standing behind podiums.”

The government is set to press ahead with the easing of coronavirus restrictions over Christmas, despite two leading medical publications warning it would “cost many lives”.

The rules states that up to three households to mix between December 23 and 27.

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