Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, James Cleverly insisted that Britons needed to take personal responsibility for their actions during the coronavirus pandemic. While speaking to Kay Burley on Sky News, he insisted that there was light at the end of the tunnel in the vaccines being rolled out. However, he added that getting the vaccine completely rolled out would take time and pleaded with Britons not to rush back to normality.
Ms Burley said: “I wonder what you make of all those images of the Christmas shoppers over the weekend flooding into areas.”
After a huge sigh, Mr Cleverly said: “It is frustrating.
“The vaccine, without a doubt, is a light at the end of the tunnel.
“But ultimately we still have to exercise personal responsibility.
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“We are not there yet and it will take some to roll this vaccine out and it will take some time before we get back to normality.
“I get it, people want to get back to normal but let’s not rush this, we are nearly there so let’s not rush this.”
Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan also lashed out at images of shoppers causing crowds over the weekend.
He took particular issue with a crowd of maskless youths swarming London’s Harrods in Knightsbridge.
“Ridiculous behaviour and I’m really scratching my head at our Government’s decisions and their justifications.”
Another added: “Unbelievable, and yet we are stuck in tier 3 and can’t get together with family and we live in a rural area.
“People are just irresponsible and it infuriates me.”