Are Britons too ‘freedom-loving’ to follow Covid rules?

Boris Johnson’s explanation doesn’t chime with polls or the opinion of experts, who say people in UK prefer to follow rules

When Boris Johnson sought to explain during his address to the nation on Tuesday why some people had failed to follow the coronavirus rules, he had a surprising explanation: they’re just too British.

We have kept that virus at bay. But we have to acknowledge this is a great and freedom-loving country, and while the vast majority have complied with the rules there have been too many breaches – too many opportunities for our invisible enemy to slip through undetected.”

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