Reality seems no bar to Tory denialism
Unite’s Howard Beckett took Matt Hancock to task yesterday, after Hancock was forced to admit the Leicester coronavirus surge was linked to schools – and Beckett reminded the woeful Health Secretary that unions had warned him of the consequences of his haste to force children back into the classroom:
Tory MP Neil O’Brien felt he had to interject – and tried a condescending tone denying the hapless Hancock’s admission:
But O’Brien was on wafer-thin ice, as noted journalist Ian Betteridge
The evidence is overwhelming, as Hancock – the Tory jointly responsible for tens of thousands of avoidable coronavirus deaths – was forced on national TV to confirm that school pupils had been infected in such significant numbers that the re-closure of schools had to form part of the renewed lock-down of Leicester after its coronavirus resurgence:
There was no shortage of respondents ready to point out O’Brien’s error:
Howard Beckett is right – the link is obvious, with school transmission studies in France and Germany showing clearly how fast the virus can spread within and from schools – and Hancock was warned, as was his boss. Now he is exposed – yet again – as arrogant, useless and lethal.
Neil O’Brien, on the other hand, got ‘owned’ for his ill-advised intervention. Wonder whether he ran off to remonstrate with whoever briefed him to deny the obvious.
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