IT’S commonplace to say that the whole world has gone mad these days. But it’s not so. Not every country has put their entire population under nationwide house arrest like Britain.
It’s really cheering to see fully vibrant life is carrying on as normal elsewhere. In Brazil for a start. Watch Alex Belfield’s latest film to remind us of what we’re missing and what we must demand back.
If that didn’t make your mouth water for a getaway to sun and normality this summer, I don’t know what will. But never fear, the ayatollahs of the UK are going to make you pay for any newfound freedom. Even if they do graciously open up some travel corridors to escape this benighted island this summer, we’re going to be punished for it.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has just thrown his weight behind plans to force everyone coming back into Britain to quarantine in a hotel. To stop the virus that vaccination apparently won’t make any difference to after all.
So what do you fancy? A week in the sun on a Greek beach followed by a week or more locked up with your family in one room in an airport hotel?
Would you still book a holiday if you knew that was how it would end? Talk about a final death blow to the travel industry.
Feel free to discuss this or anything else on your mind.