Bring it home
IT’S impossible to imagine the Euros being held safely in full stadiums across 12 European cities this summer.
The EU vaccine rollout is in disarray. Many nations there doubt they will have fans back in grounds by then.
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Here, good news keeps coming. So, as 1966 World Cup legend Sir Geoff Hurst says, why not let England host the lot?
Our jabs, almost 21million now done, are slashing hospitalisations and deaths. The case rate nationwide is the lowest since last September and falling.
Some eight million of us now live in areas with zero cases, or close to it.
PHE even reckon the vaccines may stop Covid spreading almost entirely.
The Government’s sluggish timetable for our June 21 liberation looks out of date. If our progress continues without setbacks we can shave a few weeks off it.
And Uefa should let us host a magnificent tournament before capacity crowds . . . all safely jabbed up.
RARELY can a Chancellor have had such conflicting advice before a Budget. And that’s just from Rishi Sunak’s own party.
Raise taxes. Don’t raise taxes. Raise taxes, but cut spending.
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We are delighted Mr Sunak won’t be hiking fuel duty. But we fear the £400billion black hole in the finances will spook him into increasing others.
The bottom line post-Covid must be to save jobs and create many more — and to let firms old and new do just that.
Britain is a magnet for investment, with our new independence and potentially a summer explosion in growth.
Any tax raids that put the brake on that look fraught with risk.
IAN St John became a legend twice over.
He was a lynchpin of Liverpool’s title-winning 1960s side. But it was telly that later made him a household name.
ITV’s brilliant Saint And Greavsie was a must-see in the pre-Premier League era.
The often hilarious chemistry between Ian and ex-England ace Jimmy Greaves pioneered the format we now take for granted: The banter-filled footie chat show starring ex-players.
The pals couldn’t have known it back then — but they were paving the way for Lineker, Shearer, Wright, Ferdinand, Neville, Carragher and all the rest.
RIP Ian. Heaven has another Saint.
Bye de bye
PONTINS’ racist blacklist against Irish surnames is an utter disgrace.
It’s potentially bad news too for cricket hero Ben Stokes, 1D star Niall Horan and ex-Bank of England boss Mark Carney.
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We don’t know if they have a lads’ weekend planned at the holiday camp.
It’s not looking good.
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