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Another half baked policy from the Home Office to match the general Dad's Army feel of this government's handling of a crisis which has been of their own making to a very material extent. Has Patel any idea how many people an infected but asymptomatic traveller arriving at LHR and using the Piccadilly Line to get to their hotel will have infected before they pretend to self isolate? As part of an epidemiological strategy this quarantine is surely a pointless exercise.
Perhaps its true purpose is to try to cement a feeling of 'us and them' to shore up a government which will soon be forced to admit that it is getting nowhere in the Brexit negotiations?
Its principal effect will undoubtedly be to add to the devastation that this dreadfully managed pandemic has already wreaked upon our economy and especially our hospitality and tourism sector.
Perhaps Priti Patel could take a walk down to Hyde Park and Victoria from her Office and witness group gatherings and very little social distancing being observed by thousands of demonstrators. Then she could reconsider her 14 Day Quarantine policy.
Thousands of demonstrators are currently protesting in Hyde Park and the West End of London and there is no social distancing. The people are crammed together! See BBC and Sky News for live images and video. Why is Priti Patel and the Home Office not taking action against these people for breaking their Coronavirus laws concerning group gatherings and social distancing, but instead the Government has come down hard with imposing the 14 Day Quarantine rule?
The key questions that need to be asked in Parliament today by our representative MPs who we voted into power - Why is the UK Government introducing the 14 Day Quarantine now, 3 months after the Coronavirus horse has bolted; Why did Ministers not impose it in March to control the virus spreading? The SAGE Scientists should be asked at today's Daily Briefing whether it would have been more effective imposing the 14 Day Quarantine from March until now, rather than doing it from June until whenever.