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1 hour ago, Arnold_Lane said:

Sounds to me like the passengers are saying, "this is a joke, we might have Covid!"  Errrr, yeah, so why did you fly then?

 

And is it essential for the Mirror to have it's hacks at the airport questioning people?

 

I'm also pretty sure that the UK is a Covid-hit country.

You know who isn't? South Korea. I'll dig out a link describing what you need to do when you land at one of the airports.

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1 hour ago, Arnold_Lane said:

Sounds to me like the passengers are saying, "this is a joke, we might have Covid!"  Errrr, yeah, so why did you fly then?

 

And is it essential for the Mirror to have it's hacks at the airport questioning people?

 

I'm also pretty sure that the UK is a Covid-hit country.

Journalists (particularly investigative journalists,) are meant to hold the great and the good (and politicians) to account. 

They have uncovered many a scandal such as the MPs expenses.

They presumably are checking to see if if Boris's diktats are being followed or just more hot air.

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31 minutes ago, Anna B said:

Journalists (particularly investigative journalists,) are meant to hold the great and the good (and politicians) to account. 

They have uncovered many a scandal such as the MPs expenses.

They presumably are checking to see if if Boris's diktats are being followed or just more hot air.

It’s the Mirror vox-popping at an airport not the Washington Post reporting on Watergate.

32 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

You know who isn't? South Korea. I'll dig out a link describing what you need to do when you land at one of the airports.

I’m not saying people shouldn’t be tested on entry but, to me, it does seem the wrong way round.  I take issue with the apparent dramatic denouncements of the few passengers actually quoted (who seem to be British citizens or live here anyway).  If they think they are positive they wouldn’t and shouldn’t have flown in to begin with.  Can the UK government unilaterally say to the US, for example, no-one can get on a UK bound plane without first having a Covid test?  That seems the sensible thing to do; test people before they fly.  Not after they’ve arrived. 

 

The article concludes:

 

Officials are considering banning UK residents from returning home without a clean Covid-19 test, the Mirror understands.

The Government is finalising plans to tighten restrictions, which are expected to include pre-flight tests for anyone entering the country.

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1 hour ago, apelike said:

What pubic inquiry?

 

 

Boris Johnson and various Ministers in the last year have made reference to the fact that there will be a full independent public inquiry into the handling of the pandemic.

Surely as a country we are entitled to that at the very least...?

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12 minutes ago, Mister M said:

Boris Johnson and various Ministers in the last year have made reference to the fact that there will be a full independent public inquiry into the handling of the pandemic.

Surely as a country we are entitled to that at the very least...?

I'm sure they will limit the terms of reference to suit them. Or just drop it all together. 

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6 minutes ago, Delbow said:

I'm sure they will limit the terms of reference to suit them. Or just drop it all together. 

They may try, but there will be an almighty ****storm if they dare.

 

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They know the British public too well.

 

"You promised us a full independent enquiry!"

 

"Look, some Muslims. Some of them are Bulgarian"

 

"What?! Where?!"

 

🙄

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5 hours ago, Mister M said:

They may try, but there will be an almighty ****storm if they dare.

 

10 years minimum, if at all.

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6 hours ago, Mister M said:

Boris Johnson and various Ministers in the last year have made reference to the fact that there will be a full independent public inquiry into the handling of the pandemic.

Surely as a country we are entitled to that at the very least...?

Yes, I believe we are.

But what we don't want is an expensive whitewash which is what tends to happen.

More and more people are getting really angry at being fobbed off and lied to.

Hope the government takes heed.

6 hours ago, Delbow said:

I'm sure they will limit the terms of reference to suit them. Or just drop it all together. 

See above.

6 hours ago, Mister M said:

They may try, but there will be an almighty ****storm if they dare.

 

Indeed....

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6 hours ago, Mister M said:

Boris Johnson and various Ministers in the last year have made reference to the fact that there will be a full independent public inquiry into the handling of the pandemic.

Surely as a country we are entitled to that at the very least...?

No, as I have already pointed out in the past on here. What was stated is that they will hold an official inquiry into the coronavirus handling which is not the same as holding a full independent public enquiry. The latter has been asked for by various bodies but has not been agreed to as the PM or Government minister are the only ones who can authorise one. A full public enquiry if held will be very expensive and also take years to come to any conclusion, think the Blair and the Chilcot one. Announced by Brown in 2009 with its publication and conclusion only published in 2016. not forgetting also that we are still in the middle of this pandemic.

 

Some info:

 

https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/explainers/public-inquiries

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7 hours ago, Arnold_Lane said:

It’s the Mirror vox-popping at an airport not the Washington Post reporting on Watergate.

I’m not saying people shouldn’t be tested on entry but, to me, it does seem the wrong way round.  I take issue with the apparent dramatic denouncements of the few passengers actually quoted (who seem to be British citizens or live here anyway).  If they think they are positive they wouldn’t and shouldn’t have flown in to begin with.  Can the UK government unilaterally say to the US, for example, no-one can get on a UK bound plane without first having a Covid test?  That seems the sensible thing to do; test people before they fly.  Not after they’ve arrived. 

 

The article concludes:

 

Officials are considering banning UK residents from returning home without a clean Covid-19 test, the Mirror understands.

The Government is finalising plans to tighten restrictions, which are expected to include pre-flight tests for anyone entering the country.

You know who has crowds at the cricket? Australia. You get off a plane in Australia, taken to a hotel under the supervision of armed police and put in hotel for 14 days in quarantined. If you leave the hotel within those 14 days, you go to prison for up to 2 years. Heathrow has empty hand santatising stations.

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