Recent polling conducted by Ipsos Mori for The Economist appears to lay to rest over the debate whether the British would end up rejecting lockdowns and long-term limits on social interaction because of their “freedom-loving” qualities. 19 per cent of the British public favours night-time curfews regardless of Covid risk. 40 per cent favour mask-wearing to be enforced in shops and public transport in perpetuity. Worryingly, a majority of respondents favour maintaining the full gamut of measures we are living under “until Covid-19 is under control globally”.