How the blazes are parents supposed to judge school safety while the Tories contradict themselves?

School: even in exam conditions, teachers will struggle to keep pupils two metres apart. That won’t change no matter how many times Boris Johnson plays ‘aeroplanes’ in front of his media lapdogs.

Schools are safe. No, they’re not! Oh… the jury’s still out. Repeat ad absurdam.

That’s the Tory attitude to Covid-19 in the UK’s education system, and This Writer is glad to have no children of school age because I wouldn’t know what to do when term recommences in September.

Examples: on August 10, Boris Johnson played “aeroplances” – I mean, demonstrated the two metre distancing rule – while attending an empty school to make a more general claim that it will be safe to send all children back to similar institutions when they are full. What?

As The New European stated:

Boris Johnson has created further confusion by visiting an empty school out of term time to claim that they are safe during term time when they are busier.

It doesn’t follow, does it?

A day later (August 11), Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said there was little evidence to show that Covid-19 was transmitted at school – only to be promptly contradicted by one of his own ministers, Edward Argar, who said nobody has seen the final results of an investigation intended to determine the facts.

This was swiftly followed with an assertion by scientists that the report may show that teenagers spread the disease as much as adults.

Who do you believe?

The only sane answer is to be safe, and assume that schools will be breeding-grounds for Covid-19 the instant they re-open; if the Tory politicians are protesting that violently in the face of such caution by scientists, then they have to be lying.

After all, they don’t care about your kids. They just want to get their precious, stalled economy moving again so it can generate more money for them and not for you:

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3 thoughts on “How the blazes are parents supposed to judge school safety while the Tories contradict themselves?

  1. Debbie Wiles

    If I had children, I would be very scared of sending them into the petrie dishes I believe the schools to be, which will be a perfect breeding ground as the temperatures start to drop.

  2. rotzeichen

    The politics of the merry go round, keep telling people you are listening to the science, when in fact they are not, but ruled by a person that is reputed to have believed in Eugenics. Did either of them suffer from the virus? If past experience is anything to go by probably not!

  3. Peter Burns

    Saying ‘there is little evidence of covid transmission in schools’ is typical politicspeak – there can’t be much evidence because the schools have been closed to vast majority of pupils for the last 5 months – only an idiot would deduce from that statement that schools must now be safe places to be.

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