6th-formers must be at school ‘no ifs no buts’ – but uni opening should be delayed
The Labour Party now has two contradictory policies on 18-year-olds in education.
6th form students must go to school under Keir Starmer’s ‘no ifs no buts’ demand – but Kate Green has now called for the opening of universities to be paused because of the dangers of the soaring ‘second wave’.
Can the virus tell whether it finds an A-level student or one starting university?
Green is absolutely right to call for a pause – though the call should have been made far earlier, before students incurred the cost and isolation of finding themselves locked down away from home. Even Tory Matt Hancock admits the young are in more danger than previously acknowledged.
But Green’s call only highlights the wrongness of Starmer’s enthusiasm for kids in classrooms – now the hotbed of the second wave.
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