The Herald on Sunday
Burnham hits out at Sturgeon over travel ban
MANCHESTER mayor Andy Burnham has hit out at Nicola Sturgeon after travel restrictions were placed on Manchester and Salford this week.
The Scottish Government announced a travel ban, which will come into force tomorrow, between Scotland and the neighbouring north-west cities due to a rise of the Delta variant in the region.
Burnham has been left aggrieved by the restrictions that he says were imposed without any warning. He wrote on Twitter that the move seemed “unnecessary”, adding that “maybe the Scottish Government should try living by the same standards it frequently accuses the UK Government of lacking? #DoubleStandards”.
Alex Cole-Hamilton, LibDem MSP for Edinburgh Western, said: “Given that we have communities in Scotland with transmission rates equal to that of Manchester, this travel ban does not make sense while travel is unrestricted across Scotland. This is think of a number politics and @AndyBurnhamGM is right to call it out.”