If Grant Shapps wants us to go back to work, why is HE still working from home?

Failure of leadership: Grant Shapps, at home, telling us we should all go back to work. Why should we if he won’t?

Tories just don’t get it, do they? Leadership demands that you give people something to follow.

Example: Grant Shapps trying to get people to go back to all that time-wasting travelling to and from their places of work when they can do the job just as easily from home (and nine out of 10 people say they prefer it).

Here he is, being interviewed at his home, telling us to go to work:

It’s no inducement.

If Shapps wants us all to go – via overstuffed public transport – back to crowded workplaces full of other people who may have Covid-19 and could spread it to us and our families, why isn’t he leading by example?

Covid is on the rise again, with this week seeing the highest number of new cases recorded since June – more than when Shapps’s government put us all into lockdown in March – but now he wants us to go back to work. It’s a contradiction. It doesn’t make sense.

If he really believes that it is safe to go back, why is he not promising that when Parliament resumes next month he will be sitting on a crowded front bench, next to super-spreaders Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock, with all 635 (or so) other MPs, plus Parliamentary employees, crowded around him, as usual?

I’ll tell you why:

Because he’s afraid he’ll catch the virus.

And because he voted to give himself a £10,000 incentive to work from home, while the rest of us took pay cuts.

It’s not a persuasive argument, is it?

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2 thoughts on “If Grant Shapps wants us to go back to work, why is HE still working from home?

  1. Stu

    Did you notice the “Nudge Unit” book behind him, not so subtely displayed ?

    Or am I giving him too much credit ?

  2. The Toffee (597)

    Better question still, WHY wasn’t ‘spiv’ shapps prosecuted and jailed for what the met police said :May have constituted FRAUD’

    Probably because ‘career’ starmer resigned as DPP that very same day instead of deciding to prosecute.

    And he didn’t prosecute damien grope, neither. Despite all the evidence green published leaked documents…But stammer wants Julian Assange jailed for the same thing??

    And now – as the alleged ”leader of the opposition” – stammer has openly supported this government in it’s handling of the Covid crisis and ditched policies that were in total contrast to toerag policies and replaced them with as-near-as-dammit, tory ones.

    If you look like a tory, speak like one and act like one…

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