loader image
Trending News
HomePoliticsMinisters vow not to be ‘the Grinch that stole Christmas’ but hopes fade of spending New Year with family

Ministers vow not to be ‘the Grinch that stole Christmas’ but hopes fade of spending New Year with family

Ministers vow not to be ‘the Grinch that stole Christmas’ but hopes fade of spending New Year with family

MINISTERS have vowed not to be “the Grinch that stole Christmas” — but hopes are fading of seeing in the New Year with friends and family.

Boris Johnson’s proposal for a relaxing of lockdown across the UK has hit a snag after Nicola Sturgeon raised fears about Hogmanay parties in Scotland.

⚠ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates

PA:Press Association

Ministers, including the PM, have vowed not to axe Christmas but hopes are fading of spending New Year with family[/caption]

Downing Street and the devolved administrations are working on a plan that will see five days of festive household mixing allowed from December 24 to 28.

But Scotland’s First Minister warned in a call with Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove that, with New Year’s Eve being bigger than Christmas Day for some Scots, rules could be broken then.

A Whitehall source claimed: “She said she wanted to talk to her chief medical officer about what to do before agreeing to the Christmas plan.”

Her team last night furiously denied she tried to throw a spanner in the works but she appeared to snuff out any hopes of big parties to see in 2021.

Prof Gabriel Scally, from Bristol University and a Sage member, warned meeting family at Christmas could make it a dangerous time and mean “burying relations in January”.

 

Most read in News

‘SHE LIKED PRANKS’


Family fight to keep pic of girl, 13, showing ‘up yours’ sign on grave

TODDLER ‘MURDER’


Mum ‘scalded her baby to death and left her to scream in pain for an hour’

PFIZER MAN SAM


Firefighters will help roll out 1million jabs A DAY in record-breaking push

KEEPING MUM


Prince Harry accused of failing to stand by Wills over BBC’s Diana interview

‘FROZEN WITH FEAR’


Mum hears man’s voice on hacked baby monitor saying her child is ‘cute’

RISK FACTOR


Supermarkets are most common place to catch Covid, new data reveals


Meanwhile, figures suggest the virus in England has stopped growing and deaths may peak soon.

Researchers say the R rate is on a “clear downward trend” and around one in all regions.

The Government yesterday reported a further 501 UK deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test, taking the toll to 53,775.

Rex Features

Prof Gabriel Scally warned meeting family at Christmas could make it a dangerous time[/caption]


GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk


,

Share: