Starmer’s flip-flopping is giving Johnson a free ride
One month ago today, Keir Starmer appeared on the BBC to warn that the role of schools in fuelling the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic was ‘inevitable’ and ‘known’.
This morning, he appeared on the BBC’s Marr programme to insist that schools must remain open:
He maintained that insistence even after Marr challenged him that scientists and unions say that keeping schools open will prolong the England-wide lockdown that Starmer agrees will damage the economy.
It’s hardly the first time Starmer has flip-flopped on schools and the virus. In August, he warned Johnson that he must re-open schools in September ‘no ifs, no buts’ – and then in his October statement insisted they were an ‘inevitable’ risk.
And, as the SKWAWKBOX will reveal exclusively later today, he was warned by Labour’s own coronavirus policy advisers that schools would need to close.
Boris Johnson is a disaster for this country, costing tens of thousands of needless deaths and the worst economic impact of any leading nation. The lack of an effective opposition is giving him a free ride.
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