It would be short-sighted in the extreme to deprive regional airports of this proven revenue-raiser just as other nations are adopting it.
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They are a vital part of our national infrastructure, serving unofficial but important Public Service Obligation routes for post, patients, and medicine.
It’s a terrible milestone and Ministers throughout the UK will be blamed. How could our governments and administrations do better next time?
Paul Mercer: Covid tests, airport checks – and how to avoid British citizens from being stranded abroad
It would make more sense to add a requirement to attach the Covid Test Certificate to the form and enter its details at the same time.
Matt Smith: An unenforceable travel ban. No NHS transmission data. 30,000 lost jobs. But where is the media scrutiny of Labour in Wales?
Welsh ministers get soft-soaped while UK Government ministers face the full rigors of the national media
Ed Vaizey: Ending tax-free shopping for international visitors would be disastrous for the British economy
The policy will make the country less competitive on the world stage. Indeed, it’ll be the only one in Europe not offering VAT-free shopping.
Sunak’s statement tomorrow. How much like the Old Normal can we afford to make the New Normal be – or try to?
Given the Coronavirus uncertainties, whatever he announces could be even more provisional than most schemes of most Chancellors.
Howard Flight: High streets, air travel, restaurants, the arts. How the virus is transforming our lifestyle.
It should be remembered that the arts contributes more to Britain’s international earnings, in the aggregate, than does the City of London.
“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
Graham Brady: As it stands, the quarantine plan won’t work, will wreck holidays, damage aviation – and lose jobs
It would be a sad irony if we chose to shut down the international connectivity on which so much of our prosperity depends.
People coming into the UK could be quarantined for 14 days, he says.
Raab and Patel advocate the positions of their departments, which are based on different concerns and priorities. It is for the Prime Minister to decide.
Paul Maynard: The Coronavirus and airlines. There’s an urgent need to suspend the slot allocation rules.
Common sense must prevail. The ‘use it or lose it rule’ should be relaxed so that airlines can consolidate services where there aren’t enough passengers.
The decision illustrates how previous parliaments have freighted the process of policy-making with an increasingly onerous lattice of ill-defined obligations.
If there’s one thing which ought to unite even the most passionate partisans of the different proposals, it’s the abject state of British decision-making on infrastructure.