Rui Rio argued that “the Portuguese Government should have a very firm position with the United Kingdom”.
“I don't know if it's enough to change their position, now the UK has behaved and is behaving in a very unfair way towards Portugal”, he said.
For Rio, opening borders “just to play a football game they didn't want there”, the Champions League final, “is unfair, it's not correct and it's not a way to treat Portugal”.
For the president of the PSD, "the Government must take a very tough position, regardless of the mistake of having accepted the Champions League with the public" in Porto.
“We have almost half a million Portuguese in England who, during the holidays, usually come to their lands (…)”, he said.
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The UK government is free to do as it pleases.
The entitlement of the Portuguese government and this publication is incredible.
You don't have a automatic right to UK tourists, you know.
After brexit, expect a lot less.
By Paul from Lisbon on 08 Jun 2021, 18:52
Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do....
By Fred Doe from Algarve on 09 Jun 2021, 09:24