user Morgan Williams | 3 months ago

Stephen G@stephen G How would the 3 month shengen rule affect a bar in Mallorca? Does it cater to illegal immigrants?

user David Holland | 3 months ago

Zoltan I think you will find Stephens friend is a small business VAG is not. The European Union’s vested interests are not small bar owners. Regard the much vaulted energy companies windfall tax. The North Sea extraction industries pay 40% tax as it is. The greedy shareholders are on the main pension companies. So are you suggesting taxing pensioners current and future to placate the economic illiterate. I worked in the oil gas equipment manufacturing sector for the last ten years until I retired. And managed the engineering function to move the business away from total dependence on oil and gas markets to other sectors. The business lost 650 personnel in the process.this tax proposal will exacerbate that process with consequent oil gas output falls due to the 8year well life without re drill. And increase in oil gas price to consumers. Economics 101. That is the affect of populist policies.

user Tom Rockfield | 3 months ago

Jerry AushermanI'm broadly in agreement with you. At this point in time, if restrictions are going to be lifted, it probably makes sense to get rid of all of them.

user Jerry Ausherman | 3 months ago

Tom RockfieldYou are absolutely correct (cant argue that its a fact that it will tell you yes or no...to some degree of accuracy anyway!), but I think the bigger picture to think about is that it has never worked to stop any spread (in 2 years) - so is it a necessary burden or just a false sense of security?

user Zoltan Teglas | 3 months ago

@David Holland - unlike the Tory government then, whose only concern is making their rich friends and big business richer at the expense of everyone else, hence why there is no windfall tax on the energy companies.

user David Holland | 3 months ago

Strange is it not. Stephen That European Union allows seat Volkswagen audi group. To export cars to 3rd nation countries all year. Your pals business is actively restricted by spurious blunt regulations to her technical export. Politics and economics are oil and water . Ecc was trade and economics by concept with political cooperation. The European Union is politically driven. With it peoples wellbeing not Its primary concern.

user Tom Rockfield | 3 months ago

Andy BunceUnfortunately the article doesn't make that clear. Clarity has never really been the strong point of this bulletin!

user Tom Rockfield | 3 months ago

Jerry AushermanI'd suggest it's the opposite: a test confirms that you don't have Covid at the point of entry to another country, A Covid (vaccination) passport does no such thing, as we know that being vaccinated doesn't prevent you from either contracting the virus, or transmitting it to others.

user Jerry Ausherman | 3 months ago

A test is useless. A false sense of security and just another obstacle for the tourism industry to get over.

user James Walker | 3 months ago

What have 92% of the population been vaccinated for???