Sir Keir Starmer has now demanded a complete lockdown for the next two to three weeks over the half term.
I am shocked that he is not sitting on the fence anymore but it must be great to come up with an idea that you do not have to take the financial responsibility for. He does not have to work about keeping the economy going or trying to keep people in jobs, nor does he have to worry about the rising number of unemployed.
Keir Starmer demanded Britain be plunged into a nationwide ‘circuit-breaker’ as soon as possible tonight as he accused Boris Johnson of losing control of the coronavirus pandemic. The Labour leader said that a complete shutdown lasting two to three weeks could be timed to take place over half-term to minimise disruption but warned ‘sacrifices’ would have to be made. He said that such an extreme measure was needed to bring the second wave of Covid-19 under control.
I am slightly concerned that the BBC are giving him airspace. He is the opposition leader for a reason. Labour had the chance to become the Government but they were shown the door by the British public, and he and the party were not wanted and therefore he really shouldn’t be given the airspace as though he is the Prime Minister or heaven forbid the President as he likes to think of himself.
If whilst offering this slim insight of a complete lockdown, would he also like to give us the insight of how the country would cope with this lockdown financially, emotionally and making sure the NHS doesn’t fall apart .
He wants everything closed down for the next couple of weeks, and of course got in that Parliament needed to go remote. To be honest I thought the majority were still doing it as they do not seem in a rush to get back in.
Government ministers have admitted that there could be further restrictions than that of level 3 but that is a case of wait and see. I hope that whatever the Government do they do not forget those on the poverty line and the elderly.
Companionship is a lifeline for the elderly and they need to be given as much interaction as possible, or we will have a state of more than above average figures of elderly mental health problems, also there needs to be more help with those who are struggling on the low wages or benefits.
This is not a time for Starmer to think he can nit pick all the time. He should have been backing and helping the Government from day one but as usual he cannot help himself.
I hope that the Government will come down hard on those who still want to be out rioting, marching or doing whatever faux outrage they have….as this is not helping and it needs to stopped.
Those who are suffering health conditions need to stay in and just sit out the winter I guess. For the likes of me and Mr Points of Sue that is easy to do, but for those who are on their own ….maybe we should start adopting an older person and show them that we care.
Until this pandemic is over maybe Keir Starmer needs to stop procrastinating and actually let those who are in power deal with it.