Is everybody happy to be back in lockdown – or at least, in more serious Covid-19 related restrictions – thanks to Tory incompetence, yet again?
And are you all happy that the new restrictions announced by Boris Johnson and his government won’t make a scrap of difference because he refuses, point-blank, to stop the most common cause of Covid-19 infections?
What I mean is when the latest restrictions are relaxed, we’ll all be as vulnerable to Covid infection as before, because Johnson won’t close the schools.
Schools account for almost 40% of all new infections.
That's some ridiculous propaganda you're spreading there.
You do know people are dying because of lies like this🤬 https://t.co/1oHHrjyswY
— Badrick Super socialist🇵🇸🇾🇪🇸🇸🇻🇪🇭🇹🇨🇺 (@SocialistSuper) December 20, 2020
It doesn’t matter what tier they lock us all up in if they keep schools and universities open. It just doesn’t.
They know this. That’s what makes me hate them so much.
— Kerry-Anne Mendoza 🏳️🌈🏴 (@TheMendozaWoman) December 20, 2020
Yes, they do indeed know this:
The government have waited until the very last day of term to admit schools were causing the second wave.
Absolutely f*cking disgusted at them. Secondary schools in England to switch to online learning for the start of January term & stagger their returns.
How many lives lost?
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) December 17, 2020
It is obvious – and has been since long before Johnson announced that schools would be reopened for the autumn term in September – that schools should stay closed for the duration. And we all know that Johnson triggered the huge autumn rise in infections because of this simple omission from his plans.
Not opening schools until full testing was available was one.
We’ve been living with a false economy for this entire thing with both parties chasing front pages rather than long term success.
A complete and utter mess. https://t.co/C6DFVCjLMj
— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) December 19, 2020
Aaron Bastani’s comment that both main political parties must take responsibility, because they both chased headlines and tried to court public approval rather than doing the right thing, is correct:
Rebecca Long-Bailey should hold a press conference in which she says "I told you so" to Keir Starmer, after he ignored her warnings about re-opening schools before it was safe to do so. Then sacked her. https://t.co/xu4mYlIf4M
— Frank Owen's Legendary Paintbrush (@WarmongerHodges) December 20, 2020
But ultimate responsibility lies with the government of the day:
Boris Johnson should resign, absolute waste of space. Please can we stop electing entitled, silver spoon posh boys who think they can fuck everything up and get away with it?
— Liam Young (@liamyoung) December 19, 2020
Trouble is, Johnson’s resignation won’t change anything because his Tory government will go on – and will continue risking the lives of thousands of people – with their dishonest policies.
All I wish for Christmas is that Boris Johnson's government would stop being incompetent and corrupt – and lying to me – for a just a few days pic.twitter.com/w1qlCEc0ga
— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) December 19, 2020
Sadly, Marcus Chown’s hope is forlorn.
After more than a year of Covid-19 lies, the Tories can’t go back to the facts because then they would have to provide recompense for all the suffering and death that they deliberately caused.
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