Business executives and other so-called “high-value” individuals are used to getting their way.
And now they can skip quarantine when they jet back to England from an international visit to a country not on the “safe list”.
But it won’t apply in Scotland.
The rule down south was waived by Tory MP Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary in the UK Government.
He said it’s for people making trips that “create or preserve” 50 or more jobs in Britain.
Good luck policing that one.
Opposition parties were quick to point out it’s not the first time Shapps and his Tory cronies have found a way to let their executive mates into the fast lane.
Too often, the rules seem to fit what suits the Conservative Party rather than the public health message everyone else has to live by.
In Edinburgh, Deputy First Minister John Swinney confirmed yesterday he won’t be following suit by allowing a loophole in Scotland.
Quite right. The…