And even now, there is no firm start date – and ‘quarantine’ is just self-isolation
In the bizarre coronavirus landscape, almost the only mainstream journalist doing an actual journalist’s job of challenging the daily nonsense spouted by the Tories is Piers Morgan.
Morgan has terrified the woeful Health Secretary Matt Hancock and his underlings – but former stand-in PM Dominic Raab has hidden from scrutiny, refusing to appear on ITV’s Good Morning Britain to face questions.
And this morning – after the Tories announced that quarantining arriving air passengers suddenly is a good idea, when for three months they have insisted it was pointless and allowed passengers even from the world’s worst-affected ‘hotspots’ to enter the UK unchecked – Morgan challenged Raab directly to ‘have the guts’ to appear:
Morgan’s comments about the Tories’ screeching u-turn on travellers are on point – but the the government has still not named a date for the start of the new ‘quarantine’, even though months have passed with them doing nothing. Instead, their guidance document issued today meaninglessly states that it will start ‘as soon as possible’.
Nor will passengers actually be quarantined. Instead, they will simply be told to self-isolate.
No wonder the cowardly Raab daren’t appear – and his boss goes ‘AWOL’ at every possible opportunity.
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