Jeremy Corbyn hit out at Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he called for NHS staff and care workers to be properly paid. The former Labour leader explained that the key workers have been invaluable during the coronavirus pandemic. But he received backlash for the public for politicising the public health crisis.
In the post, Mr Corbyn said: “Thank you to all our NHS and care workers for all you have done during this crisis so far.
“Now let’s make sure health and care workers are properly paid.
“Now let’s make sure the privatisation of health and social care ends.
“Now let’s appreciate the value of our public services.”
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One Twitter user wrote: “In the last 5 years of Tony Blair’s government the NHS lost 26,000 beds.
“Between 2010 and 2020 it lost another 14,000, meaning Blair was nearly twice as bad for the NHS as David Cameron & Theresa May combined.”
Another added: “He isn’t the leader of anything anymore. He failed.”
A third person wrote: “Blah blah blah. blame blame blame. waffle waffle waffle.”
After Labour was soundly beaten in its traditional heartlands by the Conservatives at last year’s general election, Sir Keir says his party has “a mountain to climb” to regain public trust.
He went on a virtual visit to speak with Doncaster residents, and he found a pressing concern is to repay the service of key workers.
He wrote: “The past few months have shown us so clearly who the key workers really are. Our NHS staff, carer workers, ambulance drivers, porters, shop keepers, police and emergency services.
“It is because of their dedication and sense of public service that Yorkshire has kept moving. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude.”