Tory lockdown sceptics praise Sunak for saying UK must live ‘without fear’

Chancellor appears to defend decision to reopen swathes of economy amid coronavirus

Lockdown sceptics in the Conservative party have heralded comments by the chancellor saying that Britons must learn to live “without fear” and highlighting the importance of human contact and social interaction.

In his closing remarks to parliament, Rishi Sunak appeared to launch a defence of the decision to reopen swathes of the economy over the summer and encourage people back into restaurants with the eat out to help out discount scheme.

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