Boris rips 'woke' Labour for 'wondering which statues to tear down' during a crisis

Boris Johnson ridiculed the Labour Party for acting like “a bunch of wobbly weather vanes” during the pandemic crisis. The Prime Minister, who previously nicknamed Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer ‘Captain Hindsight,’ said that Labour “backed the Government one week, bashing us the next”. He also suggested that Labour Party spent the pandemic “wondering which public statues to tear down or whether the Hereward The Wake should be now known as Hereward The Woke”.

He made these remarks during his address to virtual Conservative Party spring conference.

Mr Johnson told party activists that he was looking forward to going to the barbers, for a pint in a pub and to “unlocking our economy and getting back to the life we love”.

He then turned towards the 6th May elections and took a swipe at both the SNP and Labour Party.

The Prime Minister hailed Britain’s success in handling the pandemic, adding: “It seems incredible that on May 6th we face opponents who would literally try to smash up this partnership and destroy forever this formula for British success.”

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Turning to Labour, Mr Johnson said: “And we face a Labour Party that has done nothing much more during the pandemic than weave like a bunch of wobbly weather vanes backing the Government one week, bashing us the next.

“And spending most of their time wondering which public statues to tear down or whether the Hereward The Wake should be now known as Hereward The Woke.

“Let us remember it is Conservative councils that deliver better value for money.”

He claimed that Britain’s successful vaccines roll-out strategy has been a triumph of “private risk taking capitalist energy”.

The Conservative party leader added: “The question is – is it going to be, this time, as bad it has been in the past?

“Or have we sufficiently mitigated, muffled, blunted impact by the vaccine rollout?

“That’s a question we still don’t really know the answer to.”

Earlier today, the Prime Minister tweeted his condemnation of the violent scenes last night in Bristol as “disgraceful”.

This comes as a protest against a new policing bill on Friday night resulted in clashes between demonstrators and police.

Mr Johnson tweeted: “Our officers should not have to face having bricks, bottles and fireworks being thrown at them by a mob intent on violence and causing damage to property.”

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