Jim McMahon – 2020 Comments on Exempting High Value Travellers

The comments made by Jim McMahon, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, on 7 December 2020.

What message does the Government feel it is sending, at a time when following Covid rules is critical, when there are one set of rules for those it considers ‘high-value’ and another for everyone else?

If the Government is serious about supporting businesses and saving jobs, it must set out a proper plan to support everyone through this crisis. Labour has been clear we must protect jobs in every part of the country and rebuild business with a support package that reflects the level of need and severity of restrictions in different areas.