Article by: Denis Sheehan
The government’s obsession to despite any and all evidence to the contrary deny responsibility for, or the existence of a mistake is to refute reality. Everyone makes mistakes, even politicians. The trick in learning from them starts with accepting they were made, not this government.
The frequency and continuation of this ‘policy’ unfortunately seems to make some people immune to it, or accept it as a norm, that’s just what ‘they’ do. A worrying trend for the electorate as a whole, especially those who suffer as a consequence.
Hospitality businesses suffer directly from mistakes by government, being closed as a direct consequence of the Covid Delta variant entering the UK and flourishing within it for example.
How astonishing then to hear home secretary Patel’s revelation that her border policy as a deterrent of the Covid Delta variant, had “not failed”.
When Yvette Cooper in a Home Affairs Committee yesterday asked the home secretary about the effectiveness of measures taken to protect UK borders from the Covid Delta variant, the response insulted the intelligence of not just the committee but all who listened and watched.
Yvette Cooper asked vital questions and requested direct answers. The home secretary immediately went into defence mode wheeling out lengthy droll statements designed to court voters and not fit for purpose in the house.
The opening of the session can be seen above in the video clip, giving more than a flavour of the snub the home secretary delivers while sneering at her peers in Parliament. If that is how the government and its ministers respond and react to fellow MPs, what hope for the electorate, and what hope for the delivery of policy that helps your hospitality business survive.
As Yvette Cooper remarked at the end of an extraordinary statement from the home secretary: “Unfortunately home secretary, I don’t think there’s anybody in the country who thinks that your border policy worked to prevent the Delta variant spreading right across the country and we can see the evidence, so it’s therefore quite troubling that you are effectively saying that the policy did work.”
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