International round up on restrictions and vaccine advice 

The rest of the world is waking up gradually to the nonsense of differentiating between vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists. This may be galling for anyone who chose to get vaccinated solely for travel, only to find they didn’t actually need it by the time the trip arrived. The website here gives regular updates, though it is always advisable to check with the official guidelines for an individual country.   

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Lest We Forget

Not being a daily publication, we did not have the ‘pleasure’ of writing on the two year anniversary of that now most inauspicious of dates, 23 March 2020. If only the Prime Minister had stood up that Monday evening, ripped up his pre-prepared speech and stood firm – what an alternative reality that might have been!

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The review of the Human Rights Act

The Government is currently undertaking a review of the Human Rights Act (HRA)(1998) and has published a consultation document that describes why it believes change is required, together with its specific proposals for what should be included in a new ‘Bill of Rights’. Given the state overreach witnessed over the last two years under the guise of covid-19 restrictions – involving unprecedented infringements of people’s core rights and freedoms – the timing, rationale and content of the review should concern us all.

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