A millionaire Cabinet minister has maintained he’d board a packed bus or train to travel to work, even if he couldn’t stay 2 metres apart.
Robert Jenrick acknowledged overcrowding was a problem but stated he would even get on a busy bus because we have given guidance on how to protect ourselves but the cabinet minister was slammed for being irresponsible and dangerous by shadow housing secretary Steve Reed, who accused him of being negligent.
Robert Jenrick was further slammed soon after the UK lockdown when it emerged he’d driven 40 miles to visit his elderly parents, while the remainder of the country was not able to do so, and the Housing Secretary, who owns numerous homes, sustained critique for moving around between them.
Despite serving the Nottingham electorate of Newark, he drove from London, where he’d been working, to his family residence in Hereford and then on to see his parents too deliver essentials including medication.
Meanwhile, images of packed tubes and buses have sparked concerns that passengers could be putting themselves in jeopardy by commuting to work, and there was a 10 per cent rise in London Underground journeys early on Thursday compared with the same period last week.
It comes after the Prime Minister asked Brits to return to work but urged them to avoid public transport where feasible, which seemed somewhat confusing for numerous people and what we needed from the Prime Minister was transparency about travelling to work safely, not mixed messages that could end up spreading the virus and costing lives.
And this is a dangerous absurdity from our Government Minister and confirms that they couldn’t care less about keeping their safety guidelines on buses, tubes and trains and transport workers have died throughout this crisis in excessive numbers and it’s horrifying that Ministers seem ready to condemn others to the same fate.
And it seems to be one rule for MPs in parliament and another for transport workers and passengers, and this is merely another Tory minister that needs to pull his trousers up and give his mouth a chance, and this is more evidence that we have a government that contains not just nincompoops but unstable and neurotic fools.
Maybe it’s our government that should be showing real leadership, and they should go back to work first, then we can be a little more confident on going back to work ourselves, and then if they start falling like bugs that they are, we’ll know it’s not safe to go back to work.
And then, meanwhile, over in the other room, his fellow cabinet member Grant Shapps is saying that it’s our public duty not to get on public transport, so it’s crystal clear that our government doesn’t know what it’s doing.
Using public transport is torture at the best of times, even without a virus with people crowding onto trains like sardines, with enough bacteria to sink a ship, but now we have the virus, it’s even more so, and then we have a most elite MP who’s securely ensconced in his home, what does he actually know about living with coronavirus? And it makes me question when he last had to use public transport.
Yep, we’ve all be given this guidance, but you actually can’t keep a 2-metre safe distance on public transport because if you face one way you’re facing someone or another, and to think our government gets paid for this drivel.
I guess if everyone wore a face mask that might help, but that’s a face covering that for the last 6 weeks they’ve been telling us has no effect, so that’s not inspiring trust, and it’s easy for this MP to spew utter baloney when he’ll probably never be in a position to mount a bus, and he’s probably only seen a bus from the outside and never had to travel squashed up next to a stranger’s sweaty body, and to be fair would he even know where his nearest bus stop or train station was?
And he certainly doesn’t care about the well-being of others, unless, of course, they’re fellow Tory cohorts, and this fool and the rest of those incompetent government will have blood on their hands when the inevitable second wave comes as a result of Boris Johnson’s imbecility of easing the lockdown when we’re nowhere ready.