Boris Johnson spoke to the House of Commons at 3.30 pm today to give an update on the UK’s current coronavirus status.
The Prime Minister insisted that the Government wasn’t in favour of a national lockdown similar to that in March. However, he announced further restrictions in a bid to contain the virus.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer began his reply by insisting he supported the Government’s efforts to handle the coronavirus situation, however, quickly began criticising their plan, asserting he was doubtful the Government had any plan to get control of the coronavirus in addition to his other distrusts.
Boris Johnson quickly retorted that while the Labour Party and its leader remain critical, they did not say what they would do instead, and he said that in his opinion, they had a slight shift in tact from the right honourable gentlemen who have previously been keen to support the efforts the Government has put in place to restrict the spread of the coronavirus.
And he said that they now see an equivocation, that he wants it both ways.
He said that he supported the rule of six and then his side refused to vote for it.
He said that he was willing to support the restriction that was put on hospitality but constantly runs down the NHS test and trace, but what he won’t say is what he would do.
Boris Johnson continued to lash out at Sir Keir Starmer for his lack of resolutions on practical ways to solve the problems the Government is encountering and Boris Johnson couldn’t have made a worse mess of managing the pandemic.
And nothing he’s done or said suggests he has control of the situation and he’s proving to be a bit of a headless chicken.
Sir Keir Starmer might be the leader of the opposition, and it’s his job to challenge Government policy and to counter those elements which are not fit for purpose. But opposition or not, when a country is going through a health crisis like this, all parties should unite and they all must look after the well being of its people, regardless of the party they represent.
However, without effective opposition, which questions policy decisions, you would merely have a single-party dictatorship. Perhaps the way to go forward is to make the people of this country the opposition, and that way the entire Government could work together without beating each other with a Punch and Judy stick.
Endeavouring to score points against the Government at every opportunity should be left to our children in the playground, but not in Government.
It’s not about point scoring – this is an extremely serious virus that has taken numerous lives and if anyone has any notion how to get rid of it, they definitely shouldn’t be keeping it to themselves.
At the end of the day, nobody knows how to get rid of this virus, it’s just trial and error, but what this Government should be doing is listening to the scientists, not fibbing about it to cover their behind.
People would have thought much more of him if he’d been sincere from the start and just said that he had no idea but was endeavouring to do his best to get through a crisis that was unfamiliar to him.
And it’s extremely easy to belittle the Prime Minister who doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing, but if he’d been forthcoming from the start, perhaps people wouldn’t be bashing him.