More Police State, Please: Most Brits Think Covid Cops Aren't 'Strict Enough'

More Police State, Please: Most Brits Think Covid Cops Aren't 'Strict Enough'


A poll has revealed that a plurality of Britons do not think the police are cracking down hard enough on alleged covid rule-breakers, despite recent high-profile stories appearing to show overzealous officers fining women for taking walks or sitting on benches.

YouGov asked respondents on Monday to consider police enforcing coronavirus rules and whether they thought enforcement had been “too strict”, “about right”, or “not strict enough” in a snap poll.  Just over one-in-ten (14 per cent) said that police had been too strict, with more than one-quarter (27 per cent) said that enforcement had been “about right”. While the largest proportion (46 per cent) said that police had not been strict enough.

It’s increasingly likely that Covid rule-breakers will be fined, the Metropolitan Police commissioner has said.

Yesterday a plurality of Brits (46%) told us they think police enforcement of the new lockdown rules has not been strict

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