‘What is the point of keeping our apps on!?’ Marr and Jenrick have a falling out over the Boris Covid farce.
ANDREW Marr slammed Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick after it was found that Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak were excluded from covid isolation under a “randomly selected” pilot scheme – but the government eventually reversed its decision.
The news comes as the NHS Test&Trace App alerted Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak after they had close contact with Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who tested positive for Coronavirus on Saturday, which they have now withdrawn and will isolate. But, after it was revealed by Downing Street that the couple will take part in a pilot plan where daily testing would replace self-isolation, the BBC anchor launched a vicious attack on Mr Jenrick. The occurrences have sparked outrage because the pilot project is supposed to “randomly pick” participants, leaving many to wonder if the move is simply a “coincidence.”
“Is it simply a coincidence that the Prime Minister is on this pilot scheme?” asked Andrew Marr.
Mr Jenrick, on the other hand, sidestepped the topic, saying, “There are a variety of public sector organizations that are part of this particular pilot, we will learn from this pilot, and if it succeeds… it may be open to more individuals.”
“Who decided that Number 10 would be a part of this experimental scheme?” Mr Marr responded.
“I don’t know Andrew,” the Housing Secretary flailed, “but it has been part of it for some time, this is not a recent decision.”
“This is about moral authority, this is about the populace listening to the government’s advise and deciding to follow it,” Mr Marr stated as temperatures soared.
“When the Prime Minister, the Chancellor, and other ministers appear to get outside the system and around it, why should we self-isolate, why should we keep our apps on?”
“I realize that,” the Housing Secretary responded, “but this is a pilot scheme involving a variety of public sector organizations, not simply Number 10 Downing Street.”
“It doesn’t involve anyone else, and my department isn’t involved, therefore the standard norms will apply to me and many others.”
Despite Mr. Jenrick’s vehement defense of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rishi Sunak, the administration reversed course. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”