Labour leader Keir Starmer has announced that he is self-isolating because a member of his household has developed symptoms in line with those of Covid-19.
He’s being very coy about the identity of the person with the symptoms – because it is potentially highly embarrassing for him.
Is he referring to one of his children? They are, I’m told, 10 and eight years old and will have returned to school at the beginning of the month – as Starmer himself demanded.
Yes and all Sir Licksbootsalot offered was👇
I am beginning to think Sir Keir Starmer is the WORST EVER LEADER OF THE LABOUR PARTY….and Angela Rayner is a useless fence sitting Depty Leader… pic.twitter.com/wg6JVvEjag
— Chairman Di 3.5 % 🌍 🕊️ 🙏#GeneralStrike (@dianne151052) September 14, 2020
He pushed for the Johnson government to reopen schools, no matter what the risk to pupils and parents. It would be hugely ironic if he is now a victim of his own policy.
The person displaying symptoms has had a test and Sir Keir is now awaiting the results “in line with NHS guidelines”, they added.
Of course, it is possible that the symptoms are merely those of the normal viruses that run rampant in schools at this time of year:
Re Keir Starmer: his children are 10 and 8 years old, I think. They will probably have started school last week. Colds always rush around school in the first week of term, and fever is one of the core symptoms, so almost every parent will be self-isolating in the next few weeks
— Tom Chivers (@TomChivers) September 14, 2020
In that case, many thousands of children and parents will have their lives disrupted for no very good reason, protecting themselves against a threat that may not even be attacking them!
His self-isolation means Starmer will not be speaking in the Commons debate on Johnson’s plan to betray international law in the Internal Market Bill.
He had previously stated that he is less concerned about Brexit than Covid-19.
This is, of course, a complete about-turn from the policy he forced Labour to put forward at last year’s general election, when he demanded that the party offer a second referendum that (it turned out) wasn’t wanted.
He has switched from Brexit scepticism to “Get Brexit done”. Hypocrisy:
WHY is Sir Keir Starmer not shouting from the rooftops about the Tories trashing of the Rule of Law? It is an issue of paramount importance to our democracy & society
Some people argue he is being “tactical”
Looks to me to be a craven breach of his duty to the British people
— Tom London (@TomLondon6) September 13, 2020
Last year the hypocrite Sir Keir Starmer stabbed Corbyn in the back by making him back a remain stance and causing the loss of the General Election. Today Starmer now backs Johns's Brexit plans. Whose bloody furious like me? https://t.co/OesZRtQXHb
— Al Albrecht (@AliAlbrecht5) September 13, 2020
So it is probably just as well that he’ll have to self-isolate for two weeks.
Better still: why doesn’t he just go away and never come back?
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