BORIS Johnson pleaded Sir Keir to complain that there are not enough children in school a week after declaring that it was not safe in a fiery PMQ.
The Prime Minister clashed today with the Labor leader after being challenged by the small number of students returning to class.
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Education Secretary Gavin Williamson yesterday admitted plans to return all children from primary school for a month before the summer vacation was officially abandoned.
Sir Keir had accused the government of not doing enough, with only one in four children returning to school last week.
His comments sparked a furious reaction from the Prime Minister, who accused the former head of the PSC of changing his mind after agreeing to work together.
In a passionate speech, he said, “We tried to agree on a path to follow which he then deviated from.
“Last week he said at home that it was not yet safe for the children to go back to school, this week he said that there were not enough children who were going back at school.
“We are extremely careful in our approach, we follow the plan that we have defined.
“I think what we want to hear from the Right Honorable Gentleman is a little support for that, a little encouragement for the students, and maybe even a little encouragement to his friends from the left unions for help prepare our schools. ”
The leader of the Labor party had insisted that he wanted the government to succeed and even offered to work with them.
He said: “We all want as many children to go back to school as soon as possible and as soon as they are safe.
“What was needed for that was a solid national plan.
“The current arrangements are in tatters, parents have lost confidence in the government’s approach, millions of children will miss six months of schooling and inequality will now increase. “
It looks like:
- Leading MP warns 700,000 disadvantaged children are NOT working at home and have no access to computers
- Government has admitted that not all schoolchildren can return to full-time schooling for the September term
- New figures show students more likely to be struck by lightning than to die from coronavirus
- Furious parents went wild while zoos and McDonald’s were open, but most schools could be closed until September
- Hello Briton Susanna Reid Criticized “National Scandal” of School Closings and Fears of “Lost Generation”
Today, furious parents have gone wild in front of the theme parks and zoos to open, but the schools could be closed until September.
Parents and MPs are furious that pubs, restaurants, theme parks and zoos are expected to reopen in the coming weeks, but millions of children will still be unable to learn.
One parent said, “It seems a little silly that my kids can go to the zoo or Ikea but can’t go to school. Sure, I want them to be safe, but there has to be a way. ”
Another exploded: “No school children, let’s go to a theme park or a zoo that will help you find a job in the future.”
Chancellor Rishi Sunak insisted today that the government is making “good progress” on schools.
He said, “Personally, I think our children are not in school every day is a tragedy. ”
New figures from the Ministry of Education show that only 52% have opened their doors to kindergarten, reception, first and sixth grade children.
The shocking figures show that only 659,000 children were in school last Thursday, or 6.9% of all students who normally attend school.
However, it is not yet known how many children were eligible for last week in the first place.
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