PHILIP Scofield has told Matt Hancock it's “utterly bonkers' one person can only see one parent at a time.
The This Morning host today confronted the Health Secretary after he claimed you could not see parents together.
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In a heated clash, the 58-year old had asked about the new rule saying you could meet with people from outside your house if you kept your distance.
He said: “It is a mental health thing.
“When you look at family, I can understand the regulations very clearly with social distance.
“When it comes to parents, we’ve been separated for such a long time.”
After the senior minister insisted he could see both, Philip asked: "Does that mean I can see my parents ten minutes part?"
Mr Hancock had insisted: "Yeah as long as it's only one at a time that's fine".
The exasperated hosted replied: “Don’t you see that that’s utterly bonkers.”
Mr Hancock insisted: "No, we don’t want large groups gathering.
"You’ve got to set a line somewhere.
"I think people understand we’ve made balanced judgement.
"I totally get the yearning to see one’s loved ones."