FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State of Justice Robert Buckland is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, March 3, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
LONDON (Reuters) – British businesses should not ignore the lockdown rules for pubs and restaurants to stay closed, Britain’s justice minister Robert Buckland said on Thursday, when asked about a plan by JD Wetherspoon to start reopening in or around June.
“I think it would be a mistake for different businesses or individuals to just go off at a tangent and do their own thing. It blunts the effectiveness of any measures we’re taking,” Buckland told LBC Radio.
Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Kate Holton