“We will act in future to ensure we protect the health of the entire country…We are the builders, they are the blockers.”
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Week by week, Starmer and Johnson become more determined to treat each other as alien and essentially despicable forms of life.
“Contrary to his prognostications of gloom, it has gone up and running much faster than the doubters expected.”
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Johnson exudes an impudent freedom and refuses to take Starmer seriously
The PM crashed about in a manner which recalled the short, brilliant, astonishingly abusive career of Lord Randolph Churchill.
“Last week I asked him whether he would say publicly that schools are safe to go back to – he hummed and he hawed.”
The PM’s critics treat him as a disgraceful person, who consorts with other disgraceful people. He indicates that they’re a lot of prosy, anti-American prigs.
WATCH: Starmer “can’t have it both ways” on schools, says PM as he’s quizzed on Black Lives Matter, education and Trump
“He still can’t work out whether he’s saying schools are not safe enough or whether we should be going back more quickly.”
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Johnson is starting to feel fed up with Starmer, and accused him of being unpatriotic
They make an odd couple, bound to infuriate each other, but already they have rescued PMQs from the torpor into which it had fallen.
WATCH: The Leader of the Opposition asks the Prime Minister who has been in ‘direct control’ of combating the crisis until now
Starmer claims that Johnson didn’t reply to a confidential letter offering to help build support for re-opening schools.
If so much, as Ministers suggest, depends on common sense, nuance, context and common sense, people will draw the inevitable conclusion.
Iain Dale: Hancock’s claim that care homes were wrapped in “a bubble of care” has a hollow ring to it
Plus: it was down to earth with a bump for Starmer this week at Prime Minister’s Questions – as he failed to think on his feet.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Johnson stymies Starmer the Just by accusing him of being negative, disingenuous and soft
The Leader of the Opposition was infuriated by these charges, but had forgotten the imperative need to be brief.
WATCH: Prime Minister brands Labour leader ‘ignorant of the facts’ as he’s harried on care homes at PMQs
The Prime Minister counters that the advice was changed, referrals fell, and that deaths in care settings have fallen.
The Prime Minister replies that “all advice is published in due course…the UK has made a huge amount of progress”.
Starmer obliged the Prime Minister to take him seriously: something Corbyn never achieved.