Political opposition to our Conservative dictatorship is dead – at least, as far as the Labour Party under Keir Starmer is concerned.
Let’s be clear. This graphic explains the current position:
Scientists have made it clear that reducing social distancing now and reopening public-facing businesses would be premature:
NEW: Independent SAGE has evaluated the scientific evidence on social distancing & concludes it is not safe to reduce it from 2m to 1m indoors as government proposes pic.twitter.com/GHgJ6SXW7C
— Independent SAGE (@IndependentSage) June 21, 2020
But Keir Starmer, tail-wagging Tory puppy (or should that be puppet?) that he is, welcomed Boris Johnson’s announcement that he was easing the lockdown further:
Really, Keir? Really?
It's worth remembering that this Govt has been among the very worst in the world in its response to Covid, up there with Trump & Bolsonaro
There are NO grounds to give them benefit of the doubt
More teeth, less emollience Keir
People's lives depend on it https://t.co/QD9OR5wiVM
— Tom London (@TomLondon6) June 23, 2020
“When I was elected leader of the Labour party, I said that I would offer ‘constructive opposition, with the courage to support the Government’ where they are doing the right thing. We will, of course, scrutinise the details of the announcement and study the guidance… but overall I welcome the Prime Minister’s statement. I believe that the Government are trying to do the right thing, and in that we will support them.”
It’s further evidence of Starmer’s lurch to the right-wing and it has been met with a chorus of outrage:
Starmer – “I believe the government is trying to do the right thing.”
If doing the right thing is causing the unnecessary deaths of tens of thousands of our loved ones, manipulating data, and trying to sell us a story about driving with dodgy eyesight, he might have a point.
— Rachael Swindon (@Rachael_Swindon) June 23, 2020
So if these two swapped places, what would the difference be? https://t.co/6FIhVcHQtO
— simon maginn (@simonmaginn) June 23, 2020
I welcome this Boris.
Your govt is doing its best Boris…
— Damo (@Cornish_Damo) June 23, 2020
The real issue is that people may die after this premature decision – and Starmer has given it his blessing.
We cannot count on him to represent our best interests. We cannot count on Labour while he is in charge.
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