How selling mince pies landed a pensioner in prison

Source: spiked
by Laurie Wastell

“Picture the scene: Maurice Snelling, a British pensioner from Staffordshire, was serving wine and mince pies in December, bringing some festive cheer to his local area. For this ‘crime,’ he was reported to the police. This then set off a chain of events that have now landed him in prison. This is because Snelling was selling his mince pies in December 2020, the first winter of the pandemic — a time when the world was gripped by Covid hysteria and England was under ‘tiered’ lockdown rules.” (11/10/22)