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Keir Starmer's kids at school

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SoHereWeAre01 Fri 22-May-20 22:24:51

So Labour Party supports the teacher's union in opposing schools reopening on 1 June....

Whilst the the leader of the Labour Party has his own children currently attending state school....

Hypocrisy of the political establishment...

GravityFalls Fri 22-May-20 22:26:34

That’s a very weird way to flex that story.

LarkDescending Fri 22-May-20 22:27:53

Eh? The Telegraph is running a story saying he is “calling for a consensus to get pupils back in the classroom”.

BilboBercow Fri 22-May-20 22:28:39

Alternatively, he's a key worker, sending his kids to school along with other key workers kids, but doesn't feel the time is right to open the schools up fully

Quickerthanavicar Fri 22-May-20 22:29:02

He's a key worker. The return of three year groups is a little different.

GolfForBrains Fri 22-May-20 22:29:47

Eh? Would it be better in your eyes if his children went to private school, OP? You are making no sense. Why does supporting the unions and using state schools make him a hypocrite?

PepperMooMoo Fri 22-May-20 22:30:09

Bore off.

OhhhPeee Fri 22-May-20 22:31:12

What an utter bastard, wanting to do his job and keep kids safe. String him up!

MsJaneAusten Fri 22-May-20 22:31:48

Wow.

Key worker sends his children to school so he can work. Total non-issue.

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Fri 22-May-20 22:32:29

And on other threads people criticising the Tories whose kids go to private schools which aren't back TIL Sept.

Can't fucking win.

Kirschcherry Fri 22-May-20 22:33:43

He’s a key worker and his wife is a key worker in the NHS, his children are entitled to be in school. Also, he has been saying all along that opening schools must be a priority.

SoHereWeAre01 Fri 22-May-20 22:33:47

It's not about being a key worker or not but about the safety of children.

Surely if Keir feels his kids are safe at school, he should support the gradual return of children of non key workers?

Floatyboat Fri 22-May-20 22:34:11

A very sympathetic write up by the telegraph. The Tories are in trouble.

ExCwmbranDweller Fri 22-May-20 22:34:24

Doesn't his wife also work in the NHS? Double key worker family.

Floatyboat Fri 22-May-20 22:34:53

Surely if Keir feels his kids are safe at school, he should support the gradual return of children of non key workers?

I think he does.

RuffleCrow Fri 22-May-20 22:36:18

Nice try, op.

The utter scumbags that masquerade as tory mps and you honestly think MN is going to turn on the lovely Sir Keir for daring to send his kids to school. grin

You're living in a fantasy world.

JamieLeeCurtains Fri 22-May-20 22:36:27

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GravityFalls Fri 22-May-20 22:36:34

EVERYBODY supports the gradual return of children to school. No teacher wants to stay off forever. We just want the proof that it’s safe, and that it’s the right move for the health of students and teachers. We want to go back!

megletthesecond Fri 22-May-20 22:37:00

A handful of key workers children is one thing.
Full school years is a totally different kettle of fish. The teachers need to be listened to so it can be done safely.

Itisasecret Fri 22-May-20 22:37:14

The key worker provision is a whole lot different to the current shit show they made up, whilst ignoring SAGE. The Telegraph are keen on him, Boris and the Tories appear to be on borrowed time. Especially with the DM putting Cummings on the front page.

PatriciaHolm Fri 22-May-20 22:37:30

He does.

www.tes.com/news/coronavirus-prioritise-reopening-schools-says-starmer

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coronavirus-schools-reopen-lockdown-update-keir-starmer-labour-a9465646.html

TrickyWords Fri 22-May-20 22:38:04

There is a world of difference. Basic science difference.

Mumoftwo0357 Fri 22-May-20 22:40:41

I know drs and nurses who have kids in school at the mo who are against the schools opening to larger numbers too. And they aren’t hypocrites they are well within their rights because they will be the ones having to look after patients if we suffer a second spike. Key workers children are in school so key workers can tackle the coronavirus - that includes the leader of the opposition.

Valenciaoranges Fri 22-May-20 22:43:10

What an utterly bizarre interpretation of this. Surely as a key worker, his kids are entitled to attend school??

ExCwmbranDweller Fri 22-May-20 22:45:46

I am running different scenarios in my head now and the OP's/newpapers take on it.

Keeps children home whilst wife works 'Kier shows contempt to the office of leader of the opposition'.

He works and his wife stay home 'Starmer expects wife to ignore NHS in its time of need'.

Gets a nanny in doesn't even bear thinking about grin

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