‘Not THAT complicated!’ BBC host stunned as Labour police chief can’t explain Tier 3 rules

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Concerns over the ability of the police to handle the new coronavirus restrictions have been raised. This comes after the officer leading the UK’s response to the pandemic, Assistant Chief Constable Owen Weatherill, failed to explain whether people from different household could meet in Tier 2 areas to a committee of MPs. Labour’s Dr Alan Billings, the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire where Tier 3 restrictions will be coming into force at midnight on Saturday, also struggled when he was grilled by the BBC Today show’s Nick Robinson.

Mr Robinson asked: “Don’t the police have to do a slightly better job of mugging up on the rules?

“It took me precisely 30 seconds to find out the restrictions on Google just a moment ago.

“It’s not really that complicated. You’ve got to do a bit better than that, haven’t you?”

Dr Billings insisted that much of the police force is now being made up of new recruits, who may not know as well as the more experienced officers.

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