Sunday 1 August 2021 / 1:32 PM Coronavirus / Jim McMahon / Transport

Labour responds to Sunak’s letter on traffic light system restrictions

Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on Rishi Sunak’s letter to the Prime Minister regarding the traffic light system, said:

“The Tories are in chaos over their border policy with families stuck between the Prime Minister and the Chancellor who are in open disagreement. Rishi Sunak’s latest self-promotion campaign will just create more anxiety for people. Rather than brief the Sunday newspapers against each other, the Tories need to get a grip and bring this summer of chaos to an end.

“Not only have Ministers failed to protect our borders, allowing Covid cases to rocket – they also refuse to be straight with the public and give them the information they need to book travel with confidence, with clear information on the direction of travel of infections in each country.

“Families who have booked holidays in good faith now risk losing out – 10-day quarantine is simply not an option for many people who are already struggling financially thanks to the pandemic.”