“There is, however, a very great worry that the economy is on the brink of collapse and that if we end up with five million on the dole, there will be some troubling social unrest.”
Addressing health secretary Matt Hancock’s suggestion that the government’s ban on gatherings of more than six people could be in place until Christmas, he added: “Boris, therefore, doesn’t want to cancel Christmas or employ busybodies to make sure their neighbours aren’t having too many friends round.
“Quite the opposite. He wants us all to go to the office tomorrow, and to the theatre as soon as possible.”
“But he can’t say any of that too loudly, because if he does, Whitty will resign, and that’s quite the last thing the Tories need right now,” Jeremy explained.