‘Sneak culture’: Boris Johnson appears to criticise Priti Patel for rule of six snooping

PM suggests he would be uncomfortable reporting neighbours under Covid law

Boris Johnson has appeared to reproach the home secretary, Priti Patel, for saying she would report her neighbours for meeting in groups bigger than six, calling it “sneak culture”.

The prime minister suggested he was uncomfortable with snooping on his neighbours but said everyone should act responsibly to abide by the “rule of six”, which bans gatherings in England of more than six people, inside and outside, as a way to contain coronavirus.

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