Opinion: ‘Air bridges’? I’m not falling for that one
PUBLISHED: 08:30 12 July 2020
Saturday was P Day. After months of being stuck at home, the day of the pub was upon us.
I am ready for my first pub visit. I have my contactless payment card, my hand gel and I have stopped washing; that should keep people at least two metres away.
We have to be careful or we might end up like Leicester, and no-one wants that. It’s the first place in the UK to be subject to a local lockdown. While we’re enjoying a pint, the people of Leicester will be trapped at home once more.
Local lockdowns are strange because they have an edge. There will be a place where one street is in lockdown but the next street along is free.
We could see a situation where you could find it easier to travel back from Spain than nip round to your neighbours.
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On that topic, I am not sure I believe what the government says about removing quarantine from some countries.
When I had my first job in a factory, the old guys working there pulled the classic prank on me.
They sent me to the stores to get a glass hammer, a left-handed screwdriver and a bubble for a spirit level. I was young and foolish and I fell for it. I felt so silly afterwards.
So when the government starts talking about “air bridges” I’m not falling for that one.
The big worry is that people in a local lockdown will travel to other towns to go to pubs and restaurants.
Keep an eye out. As we’re enjoying a drink, if someone is doing a bad Southern accent while wearing a flat cap and eating a pork pie, it might be time to call the police.
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