Keir Starmer: Boris Johnson’s government is a joke – but no one laughs

Leadership is of vital importance, especially now. But the Government was found to want (Image: EPA/PA/AFP/ITV)

Prime Minister at the beginning of the week wearing a police uniform trying to convince the nation that he’s got crime under control. He’s ending the week with no control at all.

But the Tories want to talk about crime, so let’s go.

Since 2010, the Government has closed down nearly 300 courts and 667 police stations, buildings that were supposed to keep the public safe. In Runcorn, there is a Magistrates Court that was closed by the Government in 2017. Locals consider it derelict. But just over a week ago, police discovered it had actually been used by criminals as a cannabis farm.

What is a more striking image of the Prime Minister’s failure to handle crime? When Labor In power, we give justice to the victims. Under the Conservatives, it got out with criminals.

During my time running the Crown Prosecution Service, I have witnessed first-hand the important work the British justice system does in keeping the British people safe. But thanks to over a decade of government cuts and mismanagement, we’re seeing 9 out of 10 crime in this country. unsolved. Maybe the Prime Minister wants to improve those numbers a bit just by Get the most out of your Downing Street parties?

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Instead of being honest, the Prime Minister chose this week to keep the race on parties held in Downing Street during lockdown. Instead of becoming clean, he continued take the British public for fools.

Most disastrous of all was the Prime Minister’s refusal to take responsibility, which meant day after day of distraction and chaos at the heart of government. He left a leadership vacuum when the country needed it most.

On Wednesday morning, too embarrassed to go on air to defend their leader’s conduct, there was no government minister on television to ensure and inform the public about Omicron. Take a moment to reflect on that. Because our country’s leader doesn’t think the rules apply to him, people have missed an important public health message in times of crisis.

When I think back to Her Majesty the Queen, who sat alone while she marked the passing of the man she had been married to for 73 years, the contrast in leadership could not be clearer.

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This week we heard about the Prime Minister’s matter refuse after refuse in the hope that the story will disappear. It will not wash. He needs to admit the truth and be honest with the British people. They made great sacrifices and followed the rules, they are right to expect their government to do the same.

It was announced that the Cabinet Secretary would look into Downing Street parties last winter. The charade continues. His time need not be used in this way if the Prime Minister is willing to tell the truth.

In a week The Omicron variant has the potential to cause serious problems for our NHS and the public being asked follow stricter rules of Covid-19The Prime Minister’s lack of moral authority is eroding public trust and as a result the fight against Covid-19.

Leadership is of vital importance, especially now. But the Government was found wanted.

While the British people follow the rules and make profound personal sacrifices in each strike, the Prime Minister staff laughed about covering up their Christmas party.

The country no longer laughs. Jokes are no longer funny. Serious times require serious leadership, and this Prime Minister is clearly incompetent.

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