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MK Concern at Lockdown Confusion
Mebyon Kernow has joined a host of bodies in challenging the most recent statements from the UK Government about easing the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown and demanding greater clarity about what is being said.

Leading members of the Party for Cornwall are concerned at the confusing message coming from the Prime Minister in his statement on Sunday and subsequent comments from leading members of the Government, such as Dominic Raab.

In changing the key message from “Stay Home” to “Stay Alert,” the Prime Minister has managed to modify a very powerful message to a confusing one. The confusion is increased by the fact that the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales are continuing with the “Stay Home” message.

Mebyon Kernow has also hit out at a statement from Dominic Raab for saying that “you can drive as far as you want to drive to go and walk in a park or a particular area that you’re fond of …” as long as you don’t go to Scotland or Wales.

This is ridiculous and undermines local efforts to discourage people travelling long distances to Cornwall at this difficult time.

It is saddening that, while the peoples of Scotland and Wales have added protections because of their parliaments, Cornwall simply does not have the legal authority to put in place or maintain stronger restrictions.

Statement from Dominic Raab (from Cornwall Live)
“You can drive as far as you want to drive to go and walk in a park or a particular area that you’re fond of as long as you maintain the social distancing. But obviously, if you’re going from one part of the UK to another, so if you’re going from England to Wales or from Scotland to Wales and different rules are in place because the devolved administrations take a different approach. You need to be very mindful of the regulations that they’ve got in place.”
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Published on 14th May 2020.

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