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We Should've All Broken Lockdown Rules

By Alys Denby writing for The Critic

Most people broke the lockdown rules, even a little bit. Why? because they were silly and often cruel.

To be clear, I’m not trying to excuse whatever happened in Downing Street. Just as everyone almost certainly bent the rules a bit, absolutely everyone lost something — and the reports of drinking and birthday cakes in the heart of government are an insult to that sacrifice. Lying to Parliament is clearly a far more serious breach of public trust than anything I described above. But when we complain that “the people who made the rules broke the rules” far more emphasis should be placed on the first half of that construction.

Read the full article at The Critic.