UK and France quarantine plans 'absurd' says senator

UK plans for obligatory quarantine for everyone arriving from abroad – and France’s decision to demand voluntary isolation for people from the UK – are unjustified and may be unenforceable.

This is the view of French senator and businessman Olivier Cadic, who lives in the UK but regularly travels to France as he represents the French abroad in the Senate.

Mr Cadic, from Kent, said: “It’s meaningless and not based on anything.

“It’s just to be seen to be doing something.

“There’s no way it’s justified, it’s just to try to gain approval ratings. It always goes down well to say the problem stems from someone else, from abroad.

“It’s a way of avoiding asking yourself difficult questions.”

He said the French rules seemed to change almost “every day” and it was still possible the rules might change again ...

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