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Piers Morgan revealed that he had been made aware of “worrying reports” that his latest book Wake Up can not be bought in Wales as it is not deemed an “essential item”. However, the GMB presenter assured his 7.5 million followers that he believes the title is a vital product following weeks of promotional campaigning, including projecting a copy of the book on to the Houses of Parliament.

Getting worrying reports

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Piers tweeted: “Getting worrying reports that people in Wales can’t buy my book in stores today because it’s not deemed an ‘essential’ item.

“I can assure you it is,” he added.

Underneath fans commented with their suggestions on how readers in Wales could get their hands on the book.

One said: “Not sure why people are flipping over this. You can always order through Amazon or you can do what a majority of people do and buy the ebook version. It’s widely available. I get it, people like hard copy books but let’s be honest. It’s not essential when there’s a digital alt.”

Another replied: “How very odd. Does buying these items make people more at risk of spreading COVID?”

A third commented: “But this just means amazon and other online stores get the business instead. You cant force some shops to close, then punish other shops and customers for it. Small businesses should be compensated if they’re made to close. People shouldn’t be told what they can and cant buy.” (sic)

Yesterday Wales announced that it would be entering a 17-day firebreaker to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.

From six o’clock yesterday shops were forced to close for 17 days unless they sold essential items such as food.

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First Minister Mark Drakeford stated that supermarkets should also stop selling items such as clothes as a matter of “fairness” until 9 November.

However, the Welsh Retail Consortium said it was “deeply disappointed” with the “ill-conceived policy”.

Retailers have said the rules are confusing as they have not been given any definition of what is essential.

By law, clothing and homeware stores, and garden centres,  have been forced shut during the national lockdown, while supermarkets, pharmacies and hardware stores can remain open.

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On Thursday, the Welsh Government said that supermarkets would be told not to sell non-essential goods, like clothes, toys, decorations and electrical items during the 17-day firebreak.

Plastic covering was seen placed over pillows and cat baskets at an Asda in Cardiff.

Meanwhile, Piers has been continuously promoting Wake Up that details the “liberal war on free speech” and how it has become even more “dangerous than Covid”.

On his Instagram, the outspoken TV host has posted a series of his celebrity friends enjoying the book’s pages.

Including colleague and pal Charlotte Hawkins, who was seen drinking wine from a mug while attempting to get through the dossier.

Piers captioned the photo: “Poor Charlotte… working with me turns even the most angelic people to drink…”

Charlotte retorted: “I’m going to need a bigger mug!”

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