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Onag Keating. Updated on August 26, 2022.
An increasingly frustrated Rishi Sink, the underdog in the prime ministerial race, is energizing the anti-lockdown lobby with his latest attempt to gain ground on Liz Truss.
Sink says ’empowering scientists’ during Covid pandemic was a mistake https://t.co/mJa8YNnd0E
— The Guardian (@TheGuardian) August 24, 2022
He paints himself as an almost lone voice against oppressed scientists – many of whom complained at the time and have since been largely ignored by the government.
With echoes of Michael Gove’s Brexit bill-off ‘We have enough experts’ These people had a mark on the sink card in their ears.
A perfectly normal morning in a perfectly normal country run by perfectly normal people. https://t.co/J6tQO7B5fv
— James O’Brien (@mrjamesob) August 25, 2022
It’s true, Rishi was always on me to ignore Chris White and listen to Right Said Fred. https://t.co/DR2wZpId2U
— Parody Boris (@Parody_PM) August 25, 2022
Cink notably did not consult scientists before his disastrous “eat out to help” scheme, which led to an increase in infections. People died because the cynic didn’t want scientists to tell him it was a dumb idea. https://t.co/CpJ7MpbeeN
— Ian Betterridge 🇺🇦 (@ianbetterridge) August 25, 2022
Empowered scientists build a time machine so Tory can give MP a vid every day of his life.
— Chris Boyd 🇬🇧🇵🇭🇺🇦 (@paperghost) August 25, 2022
It’s hard to accurately quantify how angry this makes me. One of the ministers responsible for ensuring that the lockdown was too late, again and again, and therefore had to go much longer than they would otherwise have needed to. https://t.co/IPtizctaOk
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) August 25, 2022
If there’s one lesson from a pandemic that saw scientists develop an effective vaccine for an entirely new disease within a year while politicians debated whether to eat Scotch eggs, it’s that Scientists should close it further https://t.co/knwZ0FYEjr
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) August 25, 2022
Um, I have news for you…we weren’t ’empowered’. The government (of which you are a part) continued to make policies that had no basis in science, and killed over 200,000 people and maimed millions while we screamed helplessly at every step. pic.twitter.com/Lc8OJiEeCI
— Dr. Deepti Gurdasani (@dgurdasani1) August 25, 2022
BREAKING: Rishi Sink says “empowering scientists during pandemic was a mistake”. Everyone knows that when a deadly disease threatens to kill millions, it’s best to ignore the epidemiologists and listen to experts like Coast Guy X.
— Laura Queensberg Translator (@BBCLauraKT) August 25, 2022
In the latest sad chapter in his doomed bid to become prime minister, Rishi Shankar has said that experts were given too much feedback on efforts to contain the spread of Covid. Sink’s contribution was to spend £850m to encourage people to socialize indoors…https://t.co/1ORxDniOzO
— Larry the Cat (@number10cat) August 25, 2022