WHILE our kids go untaught, Labour and the unions revel in using them to attack the Government. But their shameful hypocrisy is to blame for much of this fiasco.
Mary Bousted, Corbynite boss of the National Education Union, apparently relished telling MPs yesterday that schools might have to stay shut into October. That is unthinkable.
Top children’s doctors say the closures are doing catastrophic damage. Boris Johnson has made clear he wants schools open. Where is Sir Keir Starmer?
Labour’s leader knows they are safe to reopen. He has sent his own children to school throughout lockdown. But he remains mute, in fear of his MPs and the unions. His panicky confusion when put on the spot by the PM was telling.
Labour’s Twitter addicts love the social media term “gaslighting”, where someone deliberately confuses an opponent so that they question their own sanity. Starmer’s MPs are trying to do the same thing to the entire nation.
They, along with Labour councils and unions, have been the chief obstructions to restarting schools, having whipped up fear among teachers and parents in defiance of the scientific advice. One day scaremongering, the next denouncing the Tories for betraying kids.
The reality is that Boris should now bin the 15-pupil class size limit and the crazy two-metre distancing edict. There is minimal evidence to support either.
Then he must order schools to reopen.
The shutdown is wrecking children’s education every day it grinds on.
IT is vital for our economy and sanity that we can take a holiday from early July.
So we urge the PM: Thrash out a deal with President Macron today, allowing free travel with France with no quarantine. Rapidly make similar “air bridge” deals with Spain, Portugal and Greece.
We urge the PM to thrash out a deal with President Macron today[/caption]
Better still, replace the crippling, job-destroying absurdity of quarantine — its rules are too slack to work, anyway — with temperature checks at airports.
Then get our hotels and B’n’Bs open for a tsunami of “staycations”.
Do it now, before summer is gone and a vast number of tourism jobs with it.
IT was fantastic to have the Prem back last night. And we salute all efforts to return it to greater normality next season.
But, we have to say, “digital health passports” sound like a recipe for turnstile chaos. And will they even be needed?
It was fantastic to have the Prem back last night[/caption]
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Yes, there could yet be a second wave. But imagine instead if by September daily Covid deaths are at or near zero.
Imagine if there is no spike in cases triggered by the recent mass protests.
The idea that major outdoor events should remain banned or subject to cumbersome health checks will look barking mad.
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