Win for liberty
WITH any luck, Sajid Javid’s declaration that vaccine passports are not within the offing will be the ultimate phrase on the topic.
Likewise the Health Secretary’s vow to roll again different intrusive, unnecessary Covid measures, and the scrapping of PCR checks for double-jabbed holidaymakers.
The Government’s determination to depend on vaccines as our Plan A — backed up by booster jabs for the susceptible — hopefully alerts interference in our lives will be minimised as we study to live with Covid completely.
Plan B, together with extra face masks and dealing from dwelling, would be a backwards step we’re positive ministers don’t want to take.
We are particularly cheered by Mr Javid’s assurance that household Christmases will not have to be sacrificed this 12 months, after final 12 months’s flip-flopping festive fiasco.
We’ll maintain your chestnuts to the hearth on that one, Saj.
Spot the coverage
ONLY Keir Starmer may reply critics’ declare that voters do not know what he stands for by writing a 14,000-word essay . . . with none insurance policies.
The Labour chief’s novella-length mission assertion solely exhibits he is incapable of turning his interminable waffle into a message the general public will swallow.
His essay is 200 instances so long as a Spot The Dog ebook, and we suspect it comprises roughly as a lot political perception.
Sure, the Government’s muddled messaging has been infuriating.
But Labour’s concern of committing to something past tutting at Tories is doubly so.
Arrr you joking?
WHY are council busybodies regarding themselves with a kiddies’ pirate flag on show in a gran’s backyard?
It’s arduous to see why petty enforcers thought care employee Maria Lambert’s Jolly Roger “breached advertising rules”.
What did they assume she was promoting? Pieces of eight? Peglegs? Parrots?
Next time councils attempt to hike taxes, we hope voters bear in mind what a huge (or ought to that be avast?) amount of money is wasted on nonsense like this.
And inform the jobsworths to take a lengthy stroll off a quick plank.
WHAT a breath of recent air our new tennis champion Emma Raducanu is.
The 18-year-old says she’ll body a letter from the Queen, and hailed her as “a role model for the whole country”.
Contrast the delight of Emma — who got here right here from Canada aged two together with her Romanian dad and Chinese mum — with the Oxford college students who this 12 months eliminated a portrait of Her Majesty in protest at Britain’s “colonial history”.
For an clever tackle the Queen, we’ll facet with “queen of Queens” Emma.