As conservatives, we need to be the voice of common sense when it comes to local transport.
Our columnist provides the third piece in our series this week about Brexit – almost a year since the end of transition.
To help operators in this sector, the Government should create a simple, new national registration system.
But the Transport Secretary won’t rule out making more frequent changes – ‘no one can ever say never.’
“We want to make sure we get more people with that second jab before we go to the final easing of restrictions.”
He tells Trevor Phillips that “in a situation like this, there are going to be significant trade-offs.”
It won’t be sufficient to cover the costs just for the lowest income voters – most voters will need environmentally sustainable options to be heavily subsided.
In some cases, officials seem confused around the rules, which one said change virtually every day.
He has abandoned the net migration target and salary thresholds – all the while infrastructure, particularly housebuilding, has stalled.
The Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee says relaxing travel rules, “at a time when we’ve got so many new variants”, would be unwise.
Our experience suggests arrivals stores could boost UK airport passenger spending by between 20 and 30 per cent.
The Transport Secretary also predicted a post-Brexit boom, “if we use these new freedoms wisely, if we think and act like more of an up-start nation”.
“None of us know right now where the next variant that might be really problematic is going to occur.”
The Transport Secretary joins a distinguished panel to explore this crucial question on Tuesday 20th April.
Although the Government may return to “travel corridors” between countries that have low Covid rates and/ or sound vaccination programmes.