Michael Fabricant asked the Prime Minister today to give some hope to the public to help compliance with the new rules.
In the House of Commons, Michael asked the Prime Minister:
“I thank the Prime Minister for his very clear statement. But compliance is going to be a major issue, even if you do understand the rules. And part of the problem is that people think that this is just going to go on and on and on for the next decade.
“So while I understand the Prime Minister’s reticence to talk too much about a vaccine, he made that clear in his earlier answer, what hope can he give to people in Lichfield and the rest of the country, by saying “with new drugs, with vaccines, once we’ve got over this winter, that’ll be it?”
The Prime Minister answered: “I have very little doubt that once we’ve got through to the spring, we will be in a completely different environment. And indeed I have high hopes that things will change very fast as a result of as he says of new technologies that are coming on stream.
“But for the time being, we have to concentrate on the tools that we have in hand, and those tools are the packages of restrictions that we’ve set out, and the basic guidance about restricting contact from person to person, and restricting the spread of the virus. That is what we’ve got to do for the time being.”
Michael now says “I think some people have just about had enough and think that if this is going to go on and on for years, they just want an end to it. I think the psychology is some people thinking ‘what the heck’ and breaking the rules. We need some hope from Boris amidst all the restrictions!”