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One rule for MPs - another for schools?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by install, May 16, 2020.

  1. install

    install Star commenter

    Until the House of Commons has larger groups in it, is it right for the Gvt to preach going back?

    This is the statement from April:

    ‘The commission statement said the hybrid model “was developed at speed and chosen as an achievable first step towards a virtual parliament, having the benefit of meeting current technological capacity”.

    In a statement, Hoyle said he wanted MPs and staff to remain socially distanced and not attend parliament unless necessary.

    “By initiating a hybrid solution, with steps towards an entirely virtual parliament, we are enabling members to stay close to their communities, while continuing their important work scrutinising the government,” he said.

    “I do not want members and house staff putting themselves at risk.....”

    And might one also argue that some CEOs, some head teachers and some slt will be safer than their teachers because they will be in their offices and not in classrooms?
    Last edited: May 16, 2020
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    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    " Order, order !"
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  3. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Difficult if Scottish, Welsh and NI MPs can't get there.

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    As difficult for them as it will be for thousands of teachers who have been told to avoid public transport.
  5. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    We give the orders; you carry them out!

    In heroic mode ?

    I haven't seen that much heroism from bigEars



    Edward if you remember him

    Perhaps Kate will show up for a full shift in the nursery

    Every day till the end of July !

    Ditto close family of editors of mailyDale, toryGraph and of Today???
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  6. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    No. Completly different.
  7. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    So have teachers been told to avoid public transport? Surely that is discriminatory.
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  8. install

    install Star commenter

    Agree and therein lies another story. Teachers can wear masks on public transport but seemingly not at work where they could be exposed to the virus for longer.
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  9. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  10. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    I thought the purpose of the masks was to prevent the wearer spreading the virus? It would make more sense for the kids to wear masks to prevent them passing virus amongst each other and their teacher. On the other hand probably best to keep the schools as they are at the moment.
  11. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    The government is not comprised of leaders, only managers and inadequate ones at that. First thing we learnt at BRNC Dartmouth was that leaders do not ask orvexpect the troops to do anything they won’t do themselves. The government needs to learn that.
  12. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    I don't know. I was referring to workers from Scotland Wales and NI travelling to London for work when they can work from home as their devolved rules require.
  13. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    Another rule for private schools as well.
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  14. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    I guess the clue is in the name.
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  15. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    But aren't we[*] all in this together ?

    [*] Apologies to HMQ
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  16. install

    install Star commenter


    It would make sense if anyone in schools was allowed to masks during this health crisis.
    Last edited: May 16, 2020
  17. install

    install Star commenter

    It seems money talks imho.
  18. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Not really. In both cases employers make the decision.
  19. install

    install Star commenter

    Agree and the UK Gvt need to appreciate that..
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  20. physicsfanboy

    physicsfanboy Occasional commenter

    Business as usual. Look after the important people, keep them safe at all costs. Little people, get back to work you bunch of fainting nellies! Your superiors have spoken.

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