Lorraine Kelly orders Defence Secretary to stop waffling in fiery rant over frustrating Christmas claims – Daily Record

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Lorraine Kelly has fumed over government plans to save Christmas amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 60-year-old ITV presenter ranted about reports that lockdown rules could be relaxed across the UK for a brief period to allow families to mix over the festive period.

Good Morning Britain presenters Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid had just finished interviewing Tory Defence Secretary Ben Wallace where he refused to give his opinion on the rumoured plans.

He insisted that he “didn’t want to be The Grinch that stole Christmas.”

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace left Lorraine Kelly ‘frustrated’
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The pair then turned to Lorraine, who was less than impressed by the MP’s response.

“I’m getting so frustrated about this”, she fumed.

“I know how important Christmas is, I really do. But for goodness sake, can we stop all this wooliness and trying to be loved and wanting to be liked.

“They’re leaders, they’re in charge – say what is right for the country and what is going to save lives.

“What’s more important? Having a dinner and being with your family? Or keeping everybody safe? It’s a no brainer.

“So stop waffling about and just say it as it is – it’s gone, that’s it.

“Sorry, you have to be with a smaller amount of people this year, that’s going to be hard, but in the New Year we’re going to get over this quicker.”

Ben Shephard led calls for Lorraine to be appointed Prime Minister shortly after the TV host’s rant.

The Scottish Government is reportedly involved in talks to allow restrictions to ease over the festive period.

Large parts of Scotland will be plunged into the highest level of restrictions from tomorrow as Nicola Sturgeon tries to save the Christmas period.

Nicola Sturgeon said that families may be able to form a bubble over the festive period in Scotland
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The First Minister said that Scots may be able to form a Christmas “bauble” to allow families to meet indoors.

Speaking at her daily press briefing yesterday, Sturgeon said: “Rather than restrictions which are so tight many people try to get round them, it’s better to treat people like grown-ups and say okay, here is a bit of leeway.

“What the parameters are, there are no decisions (yet). But we do want to allow people – and there will be limits – to see people they are currently unable to see.

“The idea of a bubble – or a bauble, which might be more appropriate way of articulating it at Christmas – are the kinds of things we are trying to come to a sensible view on.

“Christmas is so important to people that I want to be able to stand up and give people clear advice.

“I don’t mind speculating on some of the generalities, but I think people want to hear not why might be possible, people want to know what is going to be possible.”

 

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