The Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey told ITV’s Robert Peston yesterday, that she doesn’t think there should be any snogging under the mistletoe this Christmas. Did Peston glare at her and ask:
“Who the fuck do you think you are? What makes you think you have the right to tell people who they should or shouldn’t hug and kiss? Do you think you’re in North Korea?”
Of course not. Peston is as useless as a ham sandwich at a bar mitzvah. Coffey actually said:
“We should all be trying to enjoy the Christmas ahead of us. For what it’s worth, I don’t think there should be much snogging under the mistletoe.
You don’t need to do things like that. But I think we should all be trying to enjoy the Christmas ahead of us and that’s why we’re working so hard to get the deployment of as many vaccines as possible.”
Earlier yesterday, Coffey’s mate Sajid Javid said that people should take lateral flow tests before heading out to a Christmas shindig. If he had said that to me I would have eviscerated him, but journalists have morphed into nodding dogs.
The Health Secretary also said that it’s a national mission to offer every adult a booster jab by the end of January. He’s just ordered 114 million more jabs, enough for two more for every adult in the UK.
There’s a storm coming.