The leader of the UK’s House of Commons has suggested that Conservative MPs don’t have to wear masks becase they ‘know each other!’
The Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg shot down Health Secretary Sajid Javid’s call for Tory MPs and ministers to wear masks in the crowded Commons chamber.
Mr Javid suggested that politicians in Britain “set an example” to wear masks after a recent rise in Covid-19 cases there.
Professor Robert West, a health psychologist advising the Government as part of the Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours, argued that MPs would be effective in setting an example if they wore masks.
However, speaking today the venerable Jacob Rees-Mogg said frankly there’s no need:
”I would say there’s no advise to wear facemasks in workplaces, and the advise on crowded spaces, is with crowded spaces with people that you don’t know! We on this side know each other and have a more convivial fraternal spirit and therefore are following the advise of her majesty’s government.”