Schools are still open in #Lockdown2 but Johnson’s government is offering only lessons in confusion

“Perfectly safe”: this photo was taken on a school staircase after Boris Johnson ruled that it was “perfectly safe” for children to go back there in September – no social distancing, no PPE… not safe at all. Now it seems the Tories don’t even know what to do with the youngsters they have sent back there. Was it only so they could catch Covid-19 and pass it on to their parents?

Here’s a terrifying statistic:

(Let’s not have any comments from twits who don’t know term started in September and school have just come back from half-term week.)

In the last week, the figures look like this:

I sympathise with the sentiments expressed in the tweet, too.

Official figures also show 23,287 new cases recorded in the UK on Friday (November 7).

Many of these new cases – and deaths – may be attributable to the decision to reopen schools in September; children are “super-spreaders” because, by and large, they don’t take as much care not to spread germs as adults.

The fact that schools aren’t being closed is considered by many – including This Writer – to be an indication that the Tories don’t want their new English lockdown to succeed.

And it isn’t even as if Boris Johnson’s government knows what to do with all the kids who are back at school:

After the Times Educational Supplement revealed that the government hasn’t even bothered to plan the school year in advance, taking into account the possibility of Covid-19 interference in next year’s exams, it turns out that staff are working flat-out to accommodate contradictory demands from the Department for Education, some being changed within hours:

Michael Rosen is right – it is “dictatorship through incompetence”.

Where is the electorate’s power of removal? Boris Johnson has already caused a national disaster and four more years of him could finish us all off completely.

AFTERTHOUGHT: It would be well worth the Labour Party putting forward a Bill for the electorate to be able to call another election in the event of serious government incompetence.

It would be blocked – but the Tories could not do so without admitting – at least tacitly – not only that they are incompetent, but that they know they are.

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