Dr Hilary Jones has questioned whether or not the UK’s democracy should be scrapped to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. The expert appeared on Lorraine this morning, where he spoke to the host about the protests which happened in London this weekend. Police were forced to break up the anti-lockdown demonstrations, seeing at least nine officers injured at Trafalgar Square. And when looking at scenes from the capital, the GP was left confused over what the crowds were thinking.
‘Do they have no imagination?’ he quipped. ‘It is worrying because most people abide by the sensible guidelines and regulations and others don’t seem to care.
‘I don’t know what you do about that in a democracy,’ he stressed when turning his attention to the government’s system.
‘If you were in Russia or China, I know what would happen…’ Lorraine Kelly was quick to jump in and stressed people need to use their common sense, adding: ‘We don’t want to go down that road.’ She then asked the breakfast television regular on his thoughts about the current 10pm curfew, which sparked a number of street parties as pubs closed their doors at the same time.