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The Week Trending - Minister Says Socks Are 'Not Essential'

Minister Damien English has been criticised for saying that "clothes are not essential" during an ap...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:06 PM - 30 Oct 2020



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

The Week Trending - Minister Says Socks Are 'Not Essential'

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:06 PM - 30 Oct 2020

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Minister Damien English has been criticised for saying that "clothes are not essential" during an appearance on Prime Time last night.

He insisted that the essential and non-essential retail list was not confusing, despite presenter Miriam O'Callaghan pointing out that she could buy a bottle of wine, but not a pair of socks for her son.

Does the government need to provide more clarity on which items are classed as essential? And should supermarkets be allowed to keep their clothing aisles open?

Helen Vaughan and Lorcan Nyhan joined us for The Week Trending to discuss this and more of the stories making the news.

The Week Trending - Minister Says Socks Are 'Not Essential'

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