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LABOUR BREAKS LOCKDOWN: Leftie MP SLAMMED For Violating Lockdown Rules

LABOUR MP and former Shadow Cabinet Minister Barry Gardiner has been heavily criticised online for violating lockdown rules to attend a march in London organised following the death of George Floyd.

On his Twitter account, he shared a video clip of the protest, along with the following text; ‘Been social distancing since March. Today I broke it to join the #BlackLivesMattter demo outside Parliament and take a knee with thousands of brave young people calling for Justice’. The clip itself, lasting 30 seconds and with over a million views, shows a group of silent activists clenching their fists among quiet chanting, on Parliament Square.

For his, he was heavily chastised for his behaviour, as it violated lockdown and social distancing rules. Some highlighted his hypocrisy for attacking government advisor Dominic Cummings for doing the same thing, like classical liberal YouTuber Mahyar Tousi who questioned about whether he should ‘resign’ for the hypocrisy, and former UKIP and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage who called Gardiner a ‘total hypocrite’. Former Brexit Party MEP Richard Tice asked whether Gardiner ‘was glad’ he took part, given how violent and reckless it became, and Guido Fawkes journalist Tom Harwood highlighted that he was ‘proudly breaking social distancing’.

In response to the concerns about his problems with spreading the coronavirus through his social distancing ignorance, he responded that he had ‘tested negative this week’. Gardiner has been a Labour MP for Brent North since 1977, occupying many Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet roles, most recently that of Secretary of State for International Trade under former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, before being replaced by Emily Thornberry under new head Keir Starmer.

He also is one of the many Labour MPs to complain about the case of Floyd, which has led to rioting and protests in the US, including Coventry South MP Zarah Sultana and current leader Keir Starmer, who asked about the matter in Prime Minister’s Questions to Boris Johnson.

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