Lorraine Kelly claims the government should CANCEL Christmas

‘Say what is right for the country and what is going to save lives’: Lorraine Kelly claims the government should CANCEL Christmas in passionate rant

Lorraine Kelly has called for the UK government to cancel Christmas as she went into a passionate rant during Thursday’s Good Morning Britain.

Downing Street is currently mulling over whether to allow up to four different households to mix together for five days over the Christmas period — from December 24 to 28. 

Speaking to Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid after the pair had discussed the issue with Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, the presenter, 60, claimed to be ‘so frustrated’ that a decision had not been made to ‘save lives’.

‘Say what is right for the country and what is going to save lives’: Lorraine Kelly claimed the government should CANCEL Christmas in a passionate rant on Thursday’s GMB

Wallace had insisted the government was aiming to ‘protect lives’, as he said: ‘Come December 2 the decisions will be made that we will try and get that balance right, but ultimately we will try and make sure we protect our NHS and safeguard lives.’

In reaction to his comments Lorraine hit out: ‘Just say it. I’m getting so frustrated about this and I know how important Christmas is, I really do. 

‘But for goodness sake, will we stop all this wooliness and trying to be nice and wanting to be loved and wanting to be liked.

‘The leaders who are in charge – say what is right for the country and what is going to save lives.’

Do the right thing: Speaking to Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid, Lorraine claimed she was ‘so frustrated’ that a decision had not been made to ‘save lives’

Lorraine, who lives with her husband Steve Smith and their daughter Rosie, went on: ‘I mean, what is more important? Having a dinner and being with your family or keeping everybody safe? 

‘It’s a no brainer so stop waffling about and say it as it is. “That’s it, it’s gone. Sorry.”

‘You have to be with a smaller amount of people this year, that’s going to be hard, but it means in the New Year, we’ll all get over this quicker.’ 

Viewers were left torn by Lorraine’s comments, with some agreeing with her and others saying she should consider how people’s mental health will be negatively impacted by such a decision.

Passionate: Lorraine hit out, ‘I mean, what is more important? Having a dinner and being with your family or keeping everybody safe? ‘It’s a no brainer’

Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: ‘I think we also need to remember that loneliness is also a killer and at Christmas this is even more prevalent.

‘I say give the power to the people, we are grown ups and should be able to assess the risk ourselves and make our own decisions!’

Another said in her favour: ‘Christmas can be celebrated another time . Lorraine is so right ! (sic).’ 

Lorraine Kelly just showing good old fashioned common sense in relation to 5 day Christmas by saying NO-BRAINER it really is that easy @BorisJohnson come out today and show you are a leader. 

Reaction: Viewers were left torn by Lorraine’s comments, with some agreeing with her and others saying she should consider how people’s mental health will be negatively impacted

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