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(en) Britain, Class War Daily - 18th May 2020 Schools Out For Summer

Date Wed, 20 May 2020 09:53:49 +0300

On the 20th of March, when the Tories were forced to close the schools after the
failure of the "herd immunity" there were 714 new cases and 36 new deaths. ---- Yesterday there were 3,534 new cases and 170 new deaths. ---- Coronavirus remains highly infectious, deadly and without a vaccine. ---- However the party wants to re-open the schools. Well, the state schools atleast. ---- The private schools will stay shut. The playing fields of Eton will remain empty. ---- They are making it quite clear whose children are expendable. Yours. ---- Class War Daily says: ---- The Tory government seems obsessed with getting kids back to school for a few weeks when we all know that this will spread the virus and threaten our loved ones. They are pressing for schools to open on June 1st. Today it is quickly becoming apparent that their plans are unravelling because people have had enough.

There is a rebellion against
the Tories because everyone
has seen what a mess they
have made of their pandemic
response. Not enough
protective equipment in our
hospitals and a disaster in our
care homes. Over 50,000 dead
and people seem unwilling to
allow the virus to spread again.

They say that the Battle of
Waterloo was won on the
playing fields of Eton. It is
now also clear that the battle
against Covid19 was lost on
those same fields. It was lost
by a political class who care
only for making money and
they know they can only make
money by getting us to work
and then getting our kids ready
to join in when they're old
enough. At Eton, posh kids get
playing fields where they learn
politics and military tactics.
Everywhere else we get schools
opening early where the virus
will spread like wildfire.

What will an extra few weeks
matter if our kids stay virus
free and are able to see their
grandparents sooner? Surely
the health of everyone in the
UK is the most important
thing? We're not stupid. We
can teach them a bit ourselves.
On top of this shouldn't we
value teachers and urge the
unions to keep them safe and
virus free too? Lessons can
be safely provided online.
Teachers should not be forced
into unsafe workplaces.

Last week Boris Johnson's
weakness started to show as he
set out in a televised address
what he thought should happen
with the easing of lockdown
restrictions. Very quickly it
disintegrated because the other
nations of the UK have powers
to go their own way. Johnson
is therefore the prime minister
of England only and anyone
living in England should fear
his plans. Thankfully we are
the people who can decide
if schools are open. There's
no point in opening them if
people don't send their kids
inside. Stay home and keep
your kids protected.

Some local authorities are
refusing to comply with the
Tories. Liverpool is defying
the Tories and keeping schools
closed. Outside of England,
the nations of the UK are in an
even more rebellious mood. In
Scotland schools won't open
full time until August. Schools
in Wales will also not reopen
on June 1st. In Northern
Ireland they will not reopen
until September. So when the
Tories say that schools are
going to reopen in the UK,
what they mean is England -
every other part of the UK has
rebelled against their callous,
sickening "business as usual"

It is an experiment that we must
all resist in order to stay safe
and keep our children virus
free. Remember the three R's:


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