Wednesday 10 February 2021 / 10:30 PM Jim McMahon

Labour demands clarity from Government on summer holiday advice

Labour has demanded flip-flopping ministers give clarity on whether people should book summer holidays this year, after a day of chaos in which the Transport Secretary warned people not to book yet, the Prime Minister and his spokespeople ducked the question the Health Secretary announced he has booked a holiday in Cornwall, and UK borders remained open to tens of thousands of arrivals a day.


Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, has written to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to ask him to get a grip on the situation and level with the public and travel and transport businesses.


The letter says: “…the mixed messages coming from Government on summer holidays … are creating chaos for families and businesses”


“Today, you said that people should not book a holiday at this time. But just a few days ago the Prime Minister said he was “optimistic” about people being able to go away, and the Health Secretary – like many other families – appears to have already booked his trip.”