'Brexit' and 'Covid' banned from this year's Christmas dinner table by almost a third of Leeds families

Almost a third of Leeds families have banned the mention of Covid and Brexit at the dinner table this Christmas.

Friday, 25th December 2020, 11:45 am
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During the festive period, 32 per cent of families researched in Leeds are banning the 2020 topics 'Covid' and 'Brexit' at the Christmas dinner table.

The 696,000 families will not discuss the topics that have taken over everyone's lives throughout 2020.

The new national research commissioned by supermarket specialist app, Ubamarket, has also found that one in eight families from Leeds are having the most lavish Christmas dinner ever, spending more on the meal than ever before.

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This means a total of 259,000 families, or 12 per cent of those researched, will try to make up for the year through their Christmas dinners.

CEO of Ubamarket, Will Broome, said: "We don't need anyone to tell us that 2020 has been a rotten year.

"In amongst the dark times however, there have been a few shining lights that have come to the fore.

"NHS heroes and other key workers such as supermarket teams have been amazing for galvanising our spirit.

"These heroes have been essential to our way of life.

"Supermarket workers for one have allowed us to enjoy food on our tables every night, despite what was going on around us.

"Even despite new Covid strains and Brexit disruptions on the horizon, thanks to their work, we have been able to still put together Christmas meals that will tantalise our taste buds and allow us to forget the worst of 2020.

"For those millions of Brits that want to forget Covid and Brexit around the table, I say 'Hear Hear'!"