Boris Johnson: There is nothing in the data to dissuade me from drinking a pint in the pub

Speaking at the Conservatives’ virtual spring forum on Saturday Boris Johnson said: “In just a few days’ time, I’m finally going to be able to go to the barbers. “But more important than that, I’m going to be able to go down the street and cautiously, but irreversibly, I’m going to drink a pint of beer in the pub. “And as things stand, I can see absolutely nothing in the data to dissuade me from continuing along our road map to freedom, unlocking our economy and getting back to the life we love.”

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BORIS JOHNSON: In just a few days' time, I'm finally going to be able to go to the barber's. But more important that, I'm going to be able to go down the street and cautiously, but irreversibly, I'm going to drink a pint of beer in the pub.

And as things stand, I can see absolutely nothing in the data to dissuade me from continuing along our road map to freedom, unlocking our economy and getting back to the life we love. And though, of course, there are plenty of risks-- and we've got to be honest about the difficulties ahead-- we are in a different world from last spring.