More than half of voters approve of 14 days’ quarantine in the UK for arriving foreign visitors and Brits returning from holiday.
An exclusive Sunday Mirror poll by Redfield & Wilton Strategies shows 55 per cent favour the move, which starts tomorrow, despite devastating effects on our airline and tourism sectors.
Garry Graham, of the skilled workers’ union Prospect warned: “This will be a further body blow to the aviation industry. The policy is political and not based on the scientific evidence or advice.”
But Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “The new public health measures at the border are essential to protect the hard-won progress we have made and help prevent a second wave.”
And 48 per cent of voters think the ban on Brits travelling to even countries with low levels of corona should continue, 11 per cent more than those who say it should be lifted.
Boris Johnson is slammed by 55 per cent for easing lockdown too quickly as confidence in his handling of the crisis plummets. His standing has fallen from 49 to 42 per cent in a month while Labour leader Keir Starmer’s is up five points.
More than seven in 10 say the PM should have fired top aide Dominic Cummings for flouting lockdown by driving his family 260 miles to Durham.
And four in 10 reckon his response to the pandemic has been awful.
Nearly half think he is not ready for a second wave.
Six in 10 voters say the disease will only be beaten when a vaccine is available.
But nearly half will feel safe going out shopping when restrictions are relaxed next week if stores have adequate social distancing measures.
Some 28 per cent are bracing themselves for tax rises to pay for Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s £300billion spending splurge. A quarter think he should borrow the money he needs but one in five favours public spending cuts.
- Redfield & Wilton interviewed 1,500 adults online on June 3