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Ministers urge public to report neighbours breaking new 'Rule of Six'

Added 09-14-20 12:36:02pm EST - “MPs joked that 'ambling' should be banned next as Britons struggled to get to grips with the latest edict, imposed by the government in a desperate bid to get coronavirus cases under control.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Ministers urge public to report neighbours breaking new 'Rule of Six'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Ministers were ridiculed over the new 'Rule of Six' today after it emerged that 'mingling' has been outlawed - while Downing Street fueled confusion by saying people should not be fined the first time they flout the curbs.

MPs joked that 'ambling' should be banned next as Britons struggled to get to grips with the latest edict, imposed by the government in a desperate bid to get coronavirus cases under control.

Photos from across the country suggested that the public has yet to comprehend the new system, despite policing minister Kit Malthouse urging people to snitch on neighbours who flouted the rules.

Home Secretary Priti Patel also warned that offenders could face criminal records as well as thousands of pounds in fines if they refuse to abide by the law.

But police chiefs admitted the arrangements were 'confusing', and the PM's spokesman insisted officers would not be imposing hefty penalties on individuals unless they persistently refused to comply.

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