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Today’s talking point


THE Government’s campaign of disinformation continues. Going on holiday, the Foreign Office says, is ‘illegal’. 

Well, whenever that particular ‘banning’ law was debated in Parliament and enacted, I must have missed it. Along with Matt Hancock’s latest summer holiday briefings – gosh, if we are lucky, he may allow us out into the British sun – the subtext reads: plan to go abroad at your peril; travel outside the country is verboten. 

Enter stage right Mr Johnson, desirous of raising our summer hopes, leaving us praying he’ll dare override those scary Nervtag advisers who a week ago demanded he put incoming travellers into compulsory hotel quarantine. 

Yet behind all these designed-to-confuse psychological-operations it looks as if life can go on nearer normal than the Government would like to have us believe. It turns out that no, police will not routinely stop holidaymakers leaving the country under current laws, despite the crackdown announced by Priti Patel. Suggesting two things – it’s not illegal to travel on holiday after all. And the more of us who decide to travel the better.

Feel free to discuss this or anything else on your mind.

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Kathy Gyngell
Kathy Gyngell
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