‘Don’t book holidays,’ warns leading Labour MP

dont book holidays warns leading labour mp

The chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee has joined the chorus of politicians urging prospective holidaymakers not to book trips.

Yvette Cooper, Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, was speaking on BBC Today after news emerged of travellers from Brazil bringing in the so-called “New Brazil Variant” of Covid-19. Three are in Scotland and three in England, including one who is currently being traced.

They arrived in the UK before hotel quarantine took effect on 15 February.

Ms Cooper said: “There is a concern about whether the government is raising expectations about summer holidays that they may not be to meet.

“This will depend on the relationship between the spread of these new variants and what happens with the vaccine.

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“We’ve been advised on the committee that the strength of these border measures because even more important as domestic cases fall.

“The trouble is at the moment the government is allowing people to think that those summer holidays are all going to be possible and international travel is going to return.”

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The Today presenter Nick Robinson asked: “So don’t book, just in a phrase?”

Ms Cooper said, “I think, yes,” and repeated the warning from the home secretary that it is “too soon” to be booking holidays…

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