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Seems Kier Starmer is calling for a National Lockdown in he face of spiralling corvid cases,  which of course can go one of two ways -  if Boris keeps appearing to dither and claim schools etc will be safe, he will either be proved right or wrong.   If the latter, his credibility will be trashed and, God forbid, Starmer will start looking like the next PM.  Perhaps Boris needs to realise that his political future is linked to the health of the electorate.       😷

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4 hours ago, Observer II said:

Seems Kier Starmer is calling for a National Lockdown in he face of spiralling corvid cases,  which of course can go one of two ways -  if Boris keeps appearing to dither and claim schools etc will be safe, he will either be proved right or wrong.   If the latter, his credibility will be trashed and, God forbid, Starmer will start looking like the next PM.  Perhaps Boris needs to realise that his political future is linked to the health of the electorate.       😷

What are your criteria for agreeing that schools are safe, without which he can't be proved right or wrong? In considering your answer bear in mind that children are not significantly affected and teachers do not have a higher rate of incidence of covid than the local population where they live.

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The strange thing about the government being blamed for the failure of the measures being taken is that the government can't actually do anything to make sure that any measures they mandate happen. For example the tier system and lockdowns can't work if people don't observe the rules (as people on here keep saying), test and trace can't work if the tests aren't fit for purpose, bringing back retired medical staff into the NHS can't work if the NHS bureaucracy can't overcome its bureaucratic need for paperwork etc etc etc. Perhaps the government should stand back and say "Okay NHS and PHE, this is a health issue, get on with it. Give us a shout when its fixed".

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It's politics at the end of the day, any adverse results from relaxations will be blamed on the PM, and the media and opposition are just waiting for the PM to slip up.   One way he could dodge the bullet would be to bow to Labour Council demands to control their own areas, then they can take any blame.   The opposition, especially the SNP, are intent on destabilising the UK politically, and seeing the return of another hung Parliament, that will back track on Brexit, open the doors to immigration etc;   if people start taking notice of them.      😷

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There’s never a right time in politics, it’s either too late or show us the proof it’s necessary. If I were Boris, I’d take the opportunity to do the full lockdown that’s almost inevitable and claim that because it’s supported by the labour leader, then nobody would be able to criticise the decision and therefore, be more likely to obey the rules.

 

Bill 😊

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57 minutes ago, Bill said:

There’s never a right time in politics, it’s either too late or show us the proof it’s necessary. If I were Boris, I’d take the opportunity to do the full lockdown that’s almost inevitable and claim that because it’s supported by the labour leader, then nobody would be able to criticise the decision and therefore, be more likely to obey the rules.

 

Bill 😊

Ah you mean headlines like "Boris loses control, opposition now in charge"!?

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Well Hancock claims this is the last lockdown, as the vaccine begins to roll out or should we call it "half vaccine", as second shot is being put in obeyance.   Assuming it works, it should cut the mortality rate,  but that doesn't mean the virus has gone or that contagion doesn't continue.  So all those anti-vaxers may get their just reward   😷    

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