It’s time the government stops looking over its shoulder and starts getting the country going again. That’s the view of the Gambling Business Group which is finding difficulty fat homing the logic of the latest decision.
PETER HANNIBAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE THE GAMBLING BUSINESS GROUP
The concerns the Gambling Business Group has relate to the Government’s failure to regain its perspective. Of course it’s right to still be concerned about Covid-19, but the Government is not giving enough credit to the positive impact that vaccinations and the compliant public have had on the situation.
There are now more urgent issues causing problems – and deaths – for the country that need to be re-prioritised alongside, if not ahead of Covid-19.
We all agree that we are going to have to learn to live with Covid-19, so why are we not starting now? Why is Covid-19 still dictating everyone’s behaviours?
Businesses that are allowed to open cannot return to full trading until all of the restrictions are lifted, meaning genuine recovery is being thwarted.
Peter Hannibal: “Businesses that are allowed to open cannot return to full trading until all of the restrictions are lifted, meaning genuine recovery is being thwarted”
It’s even worse for those businesses who still can’t open at all, especially those owners who thought they might just survive up to June 21st.
When you read only this week that ALL restrictions are being lifted in places like New York with 70 percent of the population vaccinated just once, you do begin to seriously question the logic that we are using in the UK with 80 percent of adults having had one dose and approaching 60 percent both doses.
Is Covid-19 any more dangerous to us now than the regular bouts of influenza that the nation, including the vulnerable, endure every winter?
Thankfully, the Government does not see fit to impose restrictions on the behaviour of the public or on businesses every time winter comes around. Come on Number 10, it’s time to look at the emerging situation with a fresh pair of eyes looking forwards, and not looking back over the shoulder.