On Saturday evening, with only a few hours notice, your UK government imposed new travel regulations for British tourists visiting Spain. This decision inconvenienced thousands (including a few of your own ministers) and has directly affected the livelihoods of many ‘hard working families’ (a phrase your government likes to use).
Then yesterday after previously exempting the Balearic Islands from the essential travel only list you double backed on yourself. You obviously did this as your previous decision to declare the Islands safe yet to apply the 14 day quarantine rule was a contradiction in terms so instead of looking at positive ways to solve this you took the easy option to ‘hide behind the science’ yet again.
Your justification for these knee-jerk reactions is to protect the health of your fellow country men, women and children. Although this is a noble sentiment it’s been falling on deaf ears for a long time as they have continually shown contempt for your guidelines by gathering on beaches and holding demonstrations. Even your own ‘colleague’ Dominic Cummins couldn’t follow the rules that he himself helped to write (even though his eyesight is OK to read them).
However let’s get back to Spain and your baffling decisions on Saturday and Monday. Spain needs UK tourism (nearly as much as you need catchphrases and slogans), it’s vital to the economy and is the lifeblood for many holiday resorts such as San Antonio where I’ve lived for nearly 30 years. We rely heavily on British tourism yet your actions finish the summer for many businesses who only started a few weeks ago after an extended lockdown.
But Boris above all else, here’s the really crazy thing, San Antonio is on a small island called Ibiza (you may have heard of it) and our contagion rate is amongst the lowest in Europe, in fact it’s a lot safer here than wandering around Asda in Wolverhampton so the justifications for your actions are simply not true. The Balearics is amongst the safest places in Europe and is full of international visitors enjoying the summer. Unlike the UK we have got our sh*t together (pardon the expression).
Seeing as your decisions seem to be made on the hoof and veer wildly from day to day I kindly ask that you use some common sense and develop an ‘air corridor’ between the UK and the Balearic Islands that will save livelihoods and allow many on our islands to get through a very long winter. It will also allow your fellow Brits to have a holiday here and after the last 5 months by George do they need it!
Thanks for reading Boris, let’s get this done!
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