IT is interesting to contrast Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer dealing decisively with a colleague’s misjudged tweet with Boris Johnson’s inaction over Dominic Cummings’ lockdown behaviour.
Why? It has already been well-reported that cases are rising in US states that did not impose strict enough lockdown measures or which are easing them too quickly.
Maybe he is afraid of offending Donald Trump, whose ego means ignoring the advice of his own experts to wear a mask in public – for fear of appearing “weak”.
Perhaps Boris Johnson is secretly wishing that Donald Trump fails to be re-elected in November. It would then not be so easy to describe our PM as a watered-down version of America’s narcissist-in-chief.
Will Boris Johnson himself last until November, though? The best thing for UK-US relations might be for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to meet President Joe Biden at the White House early next year.
From: Richard Wilson, Chair, Leeds for Europe.
THERE has always been a suspicion, after Boris Johnson hollowed out the moderate voices in his government last year, that he would be content with no deal.
His grim determination to keep hold of Downing Street adviser and former Vote Leave director Dominic Cummings reinforced that.
However, evidence mounts daily that Britain simply is not and will not be ready for ‘No Deal’ in December. Nor is it what the British people want.
The biennial European Social Survey published last week found that 56.8 per cent of us want to remain in the EU – up from 49.9 per cent in 2018. Barely one in three (34.9 per cent) would still support leaving.
If you find this all very worrying, then you are right to do so. Groups such as Leeds for Europe and the national European Movement UK had called for an extension and will continue campaigning against a hard Brexit.
From: Hilary Andrews, Nursery Lane, Leeds.
AM I the only person who thinks Sir Keir Starmer seems like a robot doll programmed only to disagree with any Government decision and unable to provide any solutions himself?
From: Thomas Reed, Harrogate.
BORIS Johnson was spot-on at PMQs this week – the Government are the builders and Labour, under Sir Keir Starmer, are well and truly the blockers.
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