RADIO HOST ASKS – Your pushing for mask mandates in public areas, “Why was that not enforced at the Labour Party conference?”


When asked about calls for mandatory face mask regulations for the Labour Party convention, a senior Labour frontbencher squirmed under pressure this morning.

To combat the rise of Covid cases throughout the UK, Labour is asking for a mask mandate. Julia Hartley-Brewer of talkRADIO, on the other hand, scolded frontbencher Jonathan Reynolds for the demand.

She pointed out that this year’s Labour Party conference did not include any mask-wearing MPs.

“You say that the Labour Party would support mandatory face masks in crowded public areas.” Ms Hartley-Brewer remarked.

“Why was that not enforced at the Labour Party conference?”

“I was fascinated to see Labour MPs, frontbenchers included, all donned their masks for PMQs, barely a face to be seen on the Labour benches.”

“I was fascinated to see Labour MPs, frontbenchers included, all donned their masks for PMQs, barely a face to be seen on the Labour benches.”

“People were doing karaoke, and there was no social distancing whatsoever, no good ventilation,” she added.

“Why does Labour think everyone else should wear a mask, but you don’t?”

“I would not say all the time,” the Shadow Work and Pensions Minister remarked of wearing a mask during the convention.

“But to get into the conference, you had to show a negative test or vaccination status.”

Ms Hartley-Brewer retaliated, alleging that following Sunday, no one examined her for a test result.

“A negative lateral flow test from Saturday is not any use on a Wednesday,” she said.

“We saw Angela Rayner doing karaoke in a crowded nightclub on Tuesday. Those were not Covid safe measures.”

Ms Hartley-Brewer laughed when Mr Reynolds indicated that this “whataboutery” was not helpful.

“It’s not whataboutery,” she said. “It’s about one rule for us little people and one rule for you.”

This comes as Labour has demanded that the government reconsider its Covid strategy.

“We are supposed to be delivering half a million booster jabs a day,” Mr Reynolds added. “It’s not even half of that.”

“The vaccination isn’t even a fifth of where it’s meant to be at this point.”