Andrew Lilico

The problems with Boris Johnson’s mask mandate

Boris Johnson (photo: Getty)

Today the government has said that for the next three weeks it will be mandatory to wear masks in shops and on public transport, pending a review.

It was already mandatory to wear a mask on the tube, as a condition of travel. So to avoid mixing up ideas, let’s focus on the new mandate from the government: that people will have to wear masks in shops.

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