Conservative MP for Bishop Auckland, Dehenna Davison claimed that the BBC was wrong to broadcast a challenge from the Leader of the Opposition, and people responded by explaining what a democracy is.
The BBC aired a statement from Keir Starmer, Leader of the Opposition, in response to Boris Johnson’s Sunday night speech in which he announced some (complicated) relaxations on the lockdown rules.
In the nearly four-and-a-half-minute speech, which can be watched on the BBC here, Starmer expresses his sadness that “over 30,000 people have lost their lives.” He goes on to explain that the Labour party will:
Have the courage to support the government when that is the right thing to do, and the courage to challenge the government where it’s getting it wrong.
While the Labour party has supported lockdown, and "offered to work with the government to defeat this dreadful virus", what the public needs from the prime minister at this time is “clarity and reassurance.”
Among other questions, he asked;
How can millions of people go back to work while balancing childcare and caring responsibilities?
Echoing what we've all be thinking.
Dehenna Davison however, popped over to Twitter to argue that this was unnecessary, saying that “It” (presumably the pandemic), “isn’t party political.”
So it would seem...
There was a lot of eye rolling as people explained to the recently elected MP how the UK constitution works, including the role of Her Majesty’s Opposition.
To put it clearly
We do not live under a one-party dictatorship.
For anyone still unsure, here is the definition of the role of the Opposition, is officially to:
Question and scrutinise the work of the Government.
If that’s not what Starmer did, what is?