U-turn again, Tories, as face masks are made compulsory in England’s shops (for today, anyway)

Either the Tories can’t make up their collective mind or they’re arguing in public.

On July 12, Michael Gove said there would be no compulsion for people to wear face masks in English shops. Didn’t he say he trusted people to use their common sense?

The very next day, Matt Hancock – himself a stranger to common sense – at least looked at how well that had worked on the beach and in the pub and announced that face coverings would become mandatory after all.

So if we go shopping in England any time after July 24, we need to put a mask on.

(The date is far enough in the future that the Tories can change their minds again, I notice.)

It’s revealing that the Tories’ initial decisions always seem to be wrong. This is just the latest in a long line. Weren’t they elected because people thought they were more likely to make the right choices? It seems the electorate was very badly mistaken and we should all take note before voting in any future elections.

The decision does fly in the face of concerns raised by retailers and unions that their staff could face violence from customers, as it seems some people find it offensive to be asked to protect themselves and others from Covid-19.

And the Tories seem to have ignored the implications for people who cannot wear face coverings, due to pre-existing health issues. What measures will be put in place to protect them?

Source: Coronavirus: Face masks and coverings to be compulsory in England’s shops – BBC News

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4 thoughts on “U-turn again, Tories, as face masks are made compulsory in England’s shops (for today, anyway)

  1. Stu

    It looks like the Islamic Women that Bojob seems to despise had it right all along and looking like a Letterbox/ Ninja/ Bank robber (as he so ineloquently put it) is much more hygenic and safer,

    Could this be the real reason behind the resistance to masks? – just a thought….

  2. hugosmum70

    wish they would bolt. over to the USA.. then maybe, we might just get a party in that has common sense, thinks of others more than themselves, doesnt worship money and thiks of whats best for Britain. we should be so lucky i know.

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