Starmer calls out Johnson over care home ‘inaccuracy’ – who do YOU support?

Boris Johnson: in this old image, he’s got his hand on his mouth to stop himself putting his foot in it.

There are three choices in this situation: either Boris Johnson is a complete imbecile, or he doesn’t care at all, or both.

I say both, personally.

He’s supposed to be trying to convince the nation that he can be trusted to handle the coronavirus crisis, and he tries to lie to us and claim that he imposed lockdown restrictions on care homes – that are currently experiencing a surge of Covid-19 deaths – a day before they were imposed on the rest of us.

Of course they weren’t, and he has been found out.

So what did he do?

Well, it seems he decided to brazen it out and accuse his accuser – Keir Starmer – of lying.

The row erupted during Prime Minister’s Questions. Johnson had already fallen foul of a query about the number of coronvirus-related deaths in care homes in April – 18,000 more than the average for that month, but only 8,000 had been attributed to the virus.

Asked to account for the rest, he could only manage a protestation that there is “much more to do but we are making progress”.

Then Starmer said that, until March 12, care homes were being told it was “very unlikely” anyone would become infected.

Johnson responded: “It wasn’t true the advice said that.”

Starmer disagrees – and he’s got the paperwork to prove it:

The letter states: “The advice I was referring to was published on 25 February 2020. It states: ‘…It is therefore very unlikely that anyone receiving care in a care home or the community will become infected.’

“At this time of national crisis, it is more important than ever that Government ministers are accurate in the information they give. Given this, I expect you to come to the House of Commons at the earliest opportunity to correct the record and to recognise that this was official Government guidance regarding care homes.”

This could be absolutely, excruciatingly humiliating for Johnson.

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2 thoughts on “Starmer calls out Johnson over care home ‘inaccuracy’ – who do YOU support?

  1. Hecuba

    Too little too late for Keir Starmer because he should have been holding dictator boris to account weeks ago! Why bother having an opposition party when they constantly collude with the fascist tories! So Starmer given you’ve finally found your voice – keep on holding fascist tories to account and don’t let them get away with their lies.

    As regards dictator fascist boris and his fascist tory cronies – they are all criminals and responsible for causing the deaths of thousands and thousands of women and men. But never mind – these fascist tory boys will never be prosecuted because they’ll ensure their expensive lawyers protect them from any criminal prosecutions!

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