The PM yesterday served warning to the hospitality industry of delays in ‘his’ reopening roadmap because of ‘his’ delay in adding India to the red list.
The two are inextricably linked and there was no recognition of the fact. It was an audacious insult, ‘he’ chose to prioritise a new trade deal with India ahead of the nation’s health and economy. Now ‘we’ pay the price.
Step 3 will progress on Monday, but amidst continued restrictions that are unlikely to be eased any time soon. Step 4 the PM advised could face “serious disruption”. Why, because the PM allowed travel from India into the UK when 1 in 4 cases worldwide were occurring in India.
Just how inept the process was, and how prejudiced it was towards proclaiming a new trade deal is highlighted in detail by Ed Conway, Economics & data editor at Sky News. The article – COVID-19: The three days in April that may have fuelled UK outbreak of Indian coronavirus variant – provides insight and timelines on…