This is disturbing, but according to reports, police in Britain are warning that they will be invading people’s homes over Christmas if they are suspected of breaking the COVID rules.
There are different rules across Britain depending on what lockdown tier is in place. Some areas, like the Midlands, don’t allow visits from people outside the immediate family. Other areas allow mixed groups to a maximum of six.
The Daily Mail explains:
Police chiefs have warned that Christmas family celebrations will be broken up by officers if they flout lockdown rules.
David Jamieson, the West Midlands police and crime commissioner, said officers will investigate reports of rule-breaking over the festive period.
The West Midlands are currently under Tier 2 restrictions, meaning people cannot mix with any other households or bubbles inside.
However, senior British police officers are also warning if governments force the police to do this, it could result in massive riots.
The Blaze explains:
David Jamieson, West Midlands’ police and crime commissioner, said that his officers will certainly investigate whether citizens are breaking lockdown measures during the upcoming holiday season. […]
Jamieson also warned that people are reaching a boiling point when it comes to COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions.
“We’re sitting on a time bomb here,” he said. “We’re getting very near the stage where you could see a considerable explosion of frustration and energy. … Things are very on the edge in a lot of communities, and it wouldn’t take very much to spark off unrest, riots, damage.”
Of course, how will the police find out. Well, the politicians have been developing a network of snitches by urging people to squeal on their neighbours. READ: Snitch on your neighbours to police if they break ‘rule of six’, says minister
Meanwhile, the country’s prime minister has stated publicly he wanted people to have normal family get-togethers over Christmas. His sentiment was immediately condemned by members of SAGE, the government’s health advisory commission. READ: Boris Johnson ‘hopeful’ that families will be able to celebrate Christmas together