Boris will not tighten border measures as Britain turns into “minimize off from the world” London enterprise information


During the Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on Wednesday, Boris Johnson said Britain is at risk of being cut off from the rest of the world if it closes its borders.

Union leader Sir Keir Starmer was also urged by Johnson to campaign for the new controversial policy that puts people in jail for up to 10 years for lying about traveling to Red List countries.

Sir Keir urged the Prime Minister to continue pushing the envelope, extending the vacation system, corporate rate relief and VAT cuts for the hospitality sector.

Johnson has been accused by the Labor leader of “changing policies pretty well every day” in order to make decisions about securing Britain’s borders against other mutated variants.

Sir Keir added that research from the University of Oxford shows Britain is lagging behind on restrictions.

The Labor leader asked: “Fifty days after we discovered the South African variant, how does the Prime Minister explain that?”

Johnson told Commons: “There are some countries in Europe that don’t even have a hotel quarantine system like the one we are introducing on Monday.

“We are among the toughest border regimes in the world.

“People should understand that on a normal day at this time of year, about 250,000 people could arrive in this country.

“We have reduced it to about 20,000-5,000 of them who are involved in bringing important things like medicines and food to this country.

“Unless he really wants to cut this country off from the rest of the world, which he probably didn’t want last week, unless he changed his mind again, I think this policy is measured and proportionate. It will be more difficult from Monday and I hope he supports it. “

Sir Keir replied: “The Prime Minister does not give British companies security and he cannot secure our borders.”

He added, “No more delays, would he?”

To which Johnson said, “I am delighted that he is supporting the business on his latest stunt of the bandwagon building, not politics he was previously famous for.”