BOB SEELY REACTS TO GOVERNMENT’S ROADMAP OUT OF LOCKDOWN

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The Island’s MP has given his reaction to yesterday’s unveiling of the roadmap out of the coronavirus lockdown, saying ‘the young need to be able to get on with their lives again’.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out his plans to unlock the country and get life back to a near-normal by the end of June, as previously reported by Island Echo.

Bob Seely MP has said:

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“I welcome the Prime Minister’s statement on the route out of lockdown: a gradual easing is better than a big bang re-opening.

“On education, it is important to get children back into classrooms, not only for the critical value of education but also to support parents.

“We also need to allow, as soon as safe to do so, elderly folk in care and nursing homes to be able to see loved ones. A number of Islanders have written to me about this. I understand their anguish at not seeing their parents and grandparents for such a long time. It has been painful.

“We should remain cautious and base decisions on data. The important thing is that we reopen in a timely way whilst ensuring that the vaccinations continue as speedily as possible. We need to remember that all, especially the young, need to be able to get on with their lives again.

“I would like to take this opportunity to again thank all those on the Island involved in the vaccine process.”

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Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
1 month ago

Surprise, surprise: Seldom toes PM’s line.
Gie’us a job!

Moya Perry
Moya Perry
1 month ago

It’s not only the young who need liberation; they have hopefully many years ahead of them. Those of us in our 60s,70s, 80s etc have relatively fewer years left in which to enjoy freedom.

Level Phil
Level Phil
Reply to  Moya Perry
1 month ago

You have hit the nail on the head Moya!

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Let’s not forget….kids going too school is more important than having food on table job too keep a roof and depression away! Right.seeing old folk could of easily been made too happen last year way back using ppe… plastic sheeting too hug through …or testing people.joke all if it..only now they say let’s live with covid!
Eating out, small shops and pubs are more covud secure than supermarkets and other places..sage are saying if we opened up all now 91,000 extra deaths Will happen
I mean Jesus what utter nonsense! That’s more even with a jab rollout .get a grip gov

John
John
1 month ago

What future is there on the island for our children.
So many Companies have closed down!
Rather than keep building HOUSES and FLATS
The Island needs to encourage Companies to open call centres etc on the Island
To create work for the future.

jeff
jeff
Reply to  John
1 month ago

call centres minimum wage
Rubbish jobs need real jobs

Oldbutalive
Oldbutalive
1 month ago

I give up reading his comments, i still wont be voting for him or his party.
Bye bye.

Terry
Terry
Reply to  Oldbutalive
1 month ago

The earlier the lock down is removed the more chance he has going to a Bar B Q and eating sausages .

Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
Reply to  Terry
1 month ago

Sausage sales will rocket & demand will outstrip supply, so get your sausages before certain people buy a job lot.

Dawn W. nott
Dawn W. nott
1 month ago

You cannot please all of the people all of the time. I am sure everyone is doing their best as they see it. There will always be some people that moan whatever is done.

Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
1 month ago

Take their time & react on true facts.

But it will still be ecomony over our lives.

Not enough has been done in the past ( police as far as I have seen, no checks on why travellers & 2nd home owners are coming here & when informed this is going on nothing is done?

Anyway local elections soon so hopefully a change might happen for the better i hope.

Bus user
Bus user
1 month ago

Some of these ‘young people’ just go on doing exactly as they want anyway. One young woman travels on bus regularly, face full of make up, doesn’t want to smudge it by wearing a mask, she has it with her to reluctantly put on if the driver demands it, but she savagely pulls it off the second she steps away to go into the rest of the bus. The law is that you wear the damn thing throughout the whole journey, not just to face the driver when getting on. Another one talks loudly on her mobile throughout whole journey so spreading her breath throughout the bus, The selfishness of these people is beyond belief.

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