LISTEN: Labour Refuses 5 Times to Rule Out Backing a Teachers Strike

On LBC this morning, Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green refused 5 times to rule out backing a strike of teachers as Britain approaches re-opening schools. Responding to footage that emerged yesterday of militant teachers boasting of strike threats to keep schools closed, Green claimed it was all speculation, and “there’s no plan for teacher strikes”, despite being given multiple opportunities to disavow the so-called “rumblings”. Yesterday The Sunday Times revealed Starmer’s allies are warning certain members of the shadow cabinet are under-performing and “near invisible” – Kate Green was one of those named. This should shine some attention on her for a bit…

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Labour Refusing to Listen to Schools Science

With the PM set to do another day’s touring of schools in his push to enforce the fact kids will be returning in September, Labour is continuing to both ignore the science on school Covid transmission between kids and, in turn, scaring parents away from letting their kids go back. This morning SAGE member and President of the Royal College of Paediatrics Russell Viner told Times Radio¬†there are “at least five studies from around the world”¬†that suggest “there’s very, very little transmission of this virus in schools.”. Unequivocal, some might say…

This scientific advice on children isn’t new, yet over the weekend on the radio Labour’s new Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green refused four times to say whether Labour thinks it’s safe for children to return to the classroom. Again this morning, Shadow Scottish Secretary Ian Murray said teachers in Scotland “are right to be worried” about the return of Scottish pupils tomorrow:

“They are right to be worried and the reason they’re worried is because they don’t have confidence that decisions that are being made are the right decisions.”

Labour claim to have been listening to the science throughout the pandemic, not the unions. The science is straightforward on this, however teaching unions are intent on wrecking the plans. It doesn’t take a genius to work out who Labour is listening to…

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