There is only one rule for them! Alok Sharma has sparked outrage for breaking the Covid ban and travelling around the world.
ALOK SHARMA has aroused outrage for flying around the world while breaking coronavirus rules.
The president of the next climate change conference in the United Kingdom has been chastised for visiting more than 30 countries in less than seven months. Mr Sharma visited a number of nations on the red list, but he was able to bypass quarantine by using a ministerial exemption.
Face-to-face meetings are “crucial” ahead of the COP26 climate summit, according to the government, but Mr Sharma has been chastised for flying around the world and breaking the Covid guidelines.
“[…] has Mr Sharma and his staff never heard of Zoom?” wrote John Humphrys, a veteran BBC broadcaster.
“While some of us (including myself) would prefer root canal surgery to Zoom ‘meetings,’ there’s no denying they function.
“Even the most cynical of our civil servants and bankers have found this through our interminable lockdowns.
“No, Mr Sharma has spent seven months jetting around the world ignoring the rules, safe in the knowledge that they do not apply to him,” he wrote in his latest column for MailOnline. “It might help if they each splashed out on a little placard to hang on their office wall with the reverse of the hypocrite’s charter printed on it.”
“It would say, ‘Don’t do what I say.'” Mr Sharma has also been accused of hypocrisy by opposition parties.
Wales’ First Minister, Mark Drakeford, described his itinerary as “inexplicable” and said the government needed to “show that we, too, mean business” un combating climate change if the public was to follow suit.
Christine Jardin, a Liberal Democrat MP, said the minister’s return from red-list nations without quarantining was “totally and absolutely reckless.”
“Again, this Government is making up a regulation to suit this Government and not other people,” Ms Jardin told the BBC.
“What about all the families that would love to be in the room for a grandchild’s christening or a relative’s wedding halfway around the world?
“They’d prefer to be in the room, but they’re not.”
“The rest of us have learnt to make advantage of the electronic facilities that are available, as well as technological advancements.
“Our government has utterly lost touch with the real needs, demands, and priorities of common people in this country,” The Daily writes. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”