Labour Leader Keir Starmer held a press conference where he hit out at Boris Johnson saying “If only the British people had a government that was worthy of them. But I’m afraid the Prime Minister and the Government have been found wanting at every turn.”
Reports before the press conference said Keir was going to promote his vision going forward on the economy. The speech aimed to give an idea of what Labour stood for as we look beyond the pandemic.
Labour failed to deliver a clear picture. Instead, Keir tried to muddy the water around Boris using deaths of others to attack the PM. Looking back, anyone can use hindsight can attack another.
Keir said: “The indecision and delays of the Prime Minister cost lives and they cost people’s jobs. The British people will forgive many things. They know the pandemic is difficult. But they also know serial incompetence when they see it – and they know when a Prime Minister simply isn’t up to the job.”
“With one of the worst death tolls in Europe and the deepest recession of any major economy.
“That’s not bad luck. That wasn’t inevitable. It’s the consequence of the PM’s repeated delay and incompetence.”
Keir then used our freedoms as a carrot. Get vaccinated, or we will remain in this lockdown nightmare.
Mr Starmer said the only way out of this crisis and constant bouts of lockdown was to “get Britain vaccinated”.
“This is now the only way out of the darkness.
“Because every day we’re stuck in this nightmare of lockdowns and closures is another day that we can’t see our families, our friends and our loved ones.”
The Labour leader called for a 24/7 round the clock vaccination programme in “every village and town, every high street and every GP surgery” calling for the British people to “play our part”.
Keir did mention Labours vision for a brighter future. He planned to create more green jobs to get us out of the national economic crisis. He said, “Labour’s calling for the creation of 400,000 good jobs in low carbon sectors – because this recovery has to be a green recovery.”