Tories never learn, do they?
It comes of being rich, entitled (or so they think) and devastatingly ignorant.
So it should come as no surprise that, after an incident in which failure to wear masks in the House of Commons led to a Covid-19 scare, many Tories have gone back to lounging around the Chamber without masks on (presumably on the basis of the Rees-Mogg principle: that you can’t catch Covid-19 from other people if you know them personally).
And when a Labour MP who is a serving NHS doctor pointed this out and asked when Tory backbenchers would start wearing their masks…
We support the re-introduction of mask wearing, but for it to work effectively, the Prime Minister needs to follow suit. Unless this leadership is shown from the very top – Covid will continue to spread. pic.twitter.com/LtDoFcyuRy
— Dr Rosena Allin-Khan 💙 (@DrRosena) November 29, 2021
The new Health Secretary had the cheek to try to police her “tone”:
Investment banker tells A&E doctor still serving on NHS frontline throughout the pandemic that she's got the tone wrong. What incredible arrogance.
— David__Osland (@David__Osland) November 29, 2021
Take note of the following:
This is the second Health Secretary who has tone-policed Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, an NHS doctor, in the House of Commons. https://t.co/D1QqyueAOo
— Dr Julia Grace Patterson💙 (@JujuliaGrace) November 30, 2021
And who was the first person to tell Dr Allin-Khan to watch her tone, again?
Enraging to see @sajidjavid telling a woman MP (@DrRosena – who has worked as a doctor through the pandemic) to watch her tone, as did @MattHancock. I doubt he would have said that to a man. These powerful men do not like being challenged by women. #EverydaySexism
— Owen Barder (@owenbarder) November 29, 2021
Ah, yes – Matt Hancock.
Here’s my full question to the Health Secretary today.
Undoubtedly it made for difficult listening and the hostile response reflects that, but it’s the truth, it’s fair to ask questions and frontline workers need their voices heard. pic.twitter.com/3hZBJT3YFx
— Dr Rosena Allin-Khan 💙 (@DrRosena) May 5, 2020
Hancock was a useless Health Secretary. He knew nothing about his subject and spent the whole of his tenure handing out fat contracts to friends of the Conservative Party and getting nothing in return while the Covid-19 death toll became the worst in the world.
He was kicked out of office for snogging a former college friend he had nepotistically installed as his adviser at the Department of Health and Social Care – possibly for the purpose of snogging her – in contravention of social distancing requirements.
And Javid? As David Osland states above, he’s an investment banker. In addition to suggesting that Dr Allin-Khan’s tone was wrong, he showed that, like Hancock, he doesn’t know how to keep the UK safe from Covid-19:
This morning Javid couldn't explain why Netherlands managed to hold back 2 plane loads of passengers from S Africa & test them all. Whereas the UK allowed all passengers on even more planes that arrived from SA to travel to their homes by any means of transport, without testing
— Kweku Akan (@AkanKwaku) November 28, 2021
He’s incompetent and the country is not in a mood to tolerate that right now. He’s on borrowed time.
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