There was genuine and understandable anger at the Government's decision to remove Portugal from the green travel list, amid rising coronavirus cases and concern over a "Nepal mutation of the so-called Indian variant". It will join the amber list, meaning holidaymakers should not visit and returnees must isolate for 10 days. Seven nations - including Egypt, Costa Rica and Sri Lanka - will join the red list, with the toughest travel rules. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the move was a "safety-first approach". The UK's devolved nations set their own travel rules but tend to be in line with England. Scotland and Northern Ireland confirmed they would copy these latest changes. The variant of coronavirus first identified in India is now the dominant strain in the UK, Public Health England (PHE) said. The number of cases confirmed by laboratory analysis rose by 79 per cent over the last week to 12,431. Scientists believe the variant, now known as Delta, has overtaken the Kent, or Alpha, variant. They say that there may also be a higher risk of hospitalisation linked to the Delta variant. But that is based on early evidence, and PHE said more data was needed to have more confidence in the finding. This continued State control of our lives must end on 21 June. We are going to have to live with one variant or another for years to come and if we go on like this we simply won't have an economy left.