Robert Jenrick, who is still the Conservative housing secretary despite a strong of corrupt misuses of the role, appeared on the TV news programmes today (September 8) to patronise the public about Covid-19 safety.
Reading from a script set out by Matt Hancock yesterday, he tried to claim that young people need to stick to the Tory governments rules for not spreading the virus. There is still no evidence to show that people aged 20-29 are spreading it in the same way their counterparts in Europe were found to be.
And Jenrick himself is one of those who broke his own government’s lockdown rules – twice – so he could visit his second home – a huge mansion – and visit family members staying there.
The response was strong:
The “Tory Clown of the Day” Robert Jenrick tells us to “Wash our Hands” can we all just agree to “Wash our Hands of this useless Tory Leadership”. https://t.co/aKYWPJBd4F
— Chris (@ChrisDo30828241) September 8, 2020
Robert Jenrick, a middle-aged man who broke COVID rules to travel between his three homes, telling young people to follow COVID rules.
— Sean Davids (@MancTotter) September 8, 2020
The Cabinet keep saying that people should obey the rules. But Boris Pinocchio Johnson, Robert Jenrick and Dominic Cummings all broke the rules. So what they mean is YOU follow the rules but we will do what we like.
— Neville Robert Gregory nil satis nisi optimum. (@nev101101) September 8, 2020
Jenrick’s own claim to be acting in the name of public safety has been hotly disputed, partly because he is more interested in getting parents back to work and reviving the economy than in the safety of children at school –
Dan Walker “ Have we gone too far too soon with schools & work, do we need to apply the brakes?”
Robert Jenrick “No, the economy needs saving”
— kerry Hooper🌹 (@hewitson10) September 8, 2020
If you want to know how that’s going, here are the figures:
250 UK Schools with Coronavirus infections among their School Populations
• 121 England
• 87 Scotland
• 25 N. Ireland
• 17 Wales
No ifs or buts, this was avoidable had the Westminster Elite just listened to teachers. This is a moral stain on those who forced millions back.
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) September 7, 2020
– and especially after the man who is, remember, housing secretary helped vote down an attempt to make housing safer in the wake of the Grenfell Tragedy.
The Labour Party tried to amend the Fire Safety Bill currently going through Parliament to include recommendations of the Grenfell Inquiry’s phase one report, published last October – including the removal of flammable cladding from buildings where people live.
Shockingly, despite a government undertaking to remove this potentially fatal substance, the latest government figures released in August showed that Grenfell-style cladding had not been removed from more than 80 per cent of private sector buildings and nearly 50 per cent of social sector buildings.
If any more fires happen due to this cladding, then the Tories who took part in that vote should be held responsible for any deaths.
To add hypocrisy to this injury, let’s all remember that Jenrick had the cheek to lay a wreath at the memorial wall beside Grenfell Tower for the first anniversary of the tragedy:
June 2020. Today, Robert Jenrick voted against making buildings safe for people whose lives are at risk from inflammable cladding… https://t.co/15hAgddj0w
— The Prole Star (@TheProleStar) September 7, 2020
Of course he won’t face justice for any of his corrupt choices.
As a Tory minister, Robert Jenrick remains well above the law and the police absolutely refuse to investigate any crimes alleged against him.
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