Downing Street has broken its silence concerning the Dominic Cummings coronavirus lockdown debate, but it’s been alleged that his infraction was inside the guidelines, and a statement was issued which supported the chief aide, despite renewed calls for Boris Johnson to dismiss him, yet ministers hurried to Dominic Cummings defence after the Prime Minister backed the strategist.
Downing Street has now been accused of a cover-up and said that Dominic Cummings thought he acted fairly and professionally when he travelled more than 250 miles from his London home to his parent’s house in Durham, a journey which came about as the Government advised Britons to stay home to save lives.
And No 10 seems to have accused the police of exaggerating, and a spokesperson for the Prime Minister maintains that the police didn’t speak to Dominic Cummings or his family, even though a Durham police spokesperson verified that officers spoke to the owners of the home and explained self-isolation and basic travel guidelines to the family.
A lockdown visit when known to be contaminated with COVID 19 is most ill-advised, and the county’s acting police and crime commissioner stated he backed the officers, and there have been calls for the Prime Minister to clarify what he knew about the visit.
However, a Downing Street spokesperson said that because Dominic Cummings wife was suspected of having coronavirus and he believed that he would become ill himself, he needed to ensure his child could be suitably cared for.
And that his sister and nieces had offered to help so he went to a house near to but separate from his extended family in case their help was needed, and that his sister had shopped for the family and had left everything outside, and that he was at no stage or his family spoken to by the police about the matter, as it was being reported, and that he thought his actions were in line with coronavirus guidelines.
But Labour stated that Downing Street’s statement raised more questions than it answered.
The lockdown rules are quite clear, if you or anyone in your household is suspected of having COVID 19 you must immediately self-isolate and not leave the house, but it appears that the Prime Minister’s chief adviser seems to think that it’s one rule for him and another for the British people.
This will cause understandable anger for the millions of people who’ve sacrificed so much throughout this crisis, and the hypocrisy of Dominic Cummings who seems to believe he’s above his own Government’s guidance is unbelievable. Particularly when the vast majority have made such extraordinary and heartbreaking sacrifices throughout this pandemic.
And now the people of this country will be horrified and will rightly expect this immoral person to be punished for his deeds, which is an affront to the people who’ve lost their lives across the country, and if Boris Johnson doesn’t take immediate action against Dominic Cummings, then that only conveys a message out there that there’s one set of rules for those who make them and another for the people of the United Kingdom.
And what we should find interesting, is that, according to some reports, members of Downing Street knew about this, including Boris Johnson, first and foremost, and now he has some serious questions to respond over what now seems to be a cover-up.
And this is the height of irresponsibility for someone who believes that this was a sensible course of action because here we have the highest official in Government, the most intimate adviser of the Prime Minister who was prepared to break the rules that the rest of us are being asked to follow.
And we can’t have a situation where there appears to be one rule for the powerful and the millions of the rest of the people are being told they must obey Government guidance, and demonstrably, this is a person who’s broken the advice he has been, in numerous cases, the architect of giving.
And the Prime Minister needs to understand how heartbreaking this lockdown has been for so many families and the sacrifices that have been made up and down the country, especially when Dominic Cummings was seen running from No 10 after Boris Johnson was tested positive for coronavirus four days after the lockdown.
This man travelled 250 miles, putting his elderly parents at risk, and many others as well, with no consideration for other people other than himself, but then we shouldn’t expect anything else from a self-entitled vested skinny little rodent.
But this is about an unstable parent taking his child 250 miles to endanger his elderly parents to a virus that’s killed up to half a million people, and if Dominic Cummings thinks he acted fairly and professionally, then he’s a bigger fool than we first believed.
As for him telling people outside his door they should be following government guidance and standing two metres apart, who the hell does he think he is to be giving such advice in the circumstances?
He violated every rule in the book and still wants to give guidance, and it wasn’t legal to put his child at risk, which is what he did on that car journey, and we should question if taking a COVID 19 person to the home of elderly people would be bordering on offences of causing grievous, or actual bodily harm, especially if there’s a transmission of COVID 19.
The child was not a bit of baggage that can be discarded anywhere and is the responsibility of the parent, but then Dominic Cummings likes running away, and putting a child in a car for hours with a COVID 19 patient was hardly in the child’s best interest.
This isn’t about political point-scoring, it’s about a dishonest man who’s failed to do his job – all he had to do was heed government guidance and stay home, and using a child as justification for his thick-witted behaviour was repugnant.
Dominic Cummings might think he’s got the power to do as he wants, but how many innocent people had that power to say goodbye to their loved ones? How many people have died alone? How many elderly folks are living in isolation?
But the main thing in all of this is how much hatred and suffering can one man cause because he believes he’s above the law? And how disillusioned can one man be when he stated that his dreadful behaviour was reasonable, and how can our Prime Minister back such a man?
And now, of course, if anybody else is caught brazenly flouting the lockdown, they can simply maintain, quite logically, that they’re simply following the example set by none other than the Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister – that’s fair enough, isn’t it?
And it’s no wonder people are outraged because Dominic Cummings didn’t follow the Government rules and did everything people were prevented from doing and got away with it, and it’s even more insulting to learn that the Government knew about it for weeks, yet this man is still getting a public pay packet, and it’s stomach-churning.
COVID 19 patients aren’t allowed to be with their family when they’re dying. Children and grandchildren are not allowed to meet up, but a man with a contagious virus thinks it’s okay for him to travel with a young child to another household 50 miles away against government advice that he probably had a hand in devising.
And then we have the very government that issued that advise and threatened us with being fined if we disregarded it, are now lying and making excuses, and then he dares to stand on his doorstep telling people to keep two metres apart.
And the Conservative party needs to distance themselves from Dominic Cummings as fast as they can because no self-respecting party should be defending the indefensible.
He should be fired because he’s paid from the public purse when frontline NHS workers are dedicating their lives and the public are dying in their thousands, with people having lost their livelihoods and we don’t expect our public servants to be wandering the country doing as they please.
Now people are beginning to not believe Boris Johnson, it’s only the sheep that jump every time he says ‘Baa’, with Boris Johnson being almost like a populist clod who only sees politics as a game of football.
And this is a typical Trump-style politics, lying through their filthy Tory behinds, and the line between truth and lies has become so clouded that the Tory government can’t tell the difference anymore – fortuitously, the people can.
Two senior medical officers were made to quit for doing the same as Dominic Cummings, but this Tory government are taking their ineptitude and self-importance to a whole new level.
Well, we should be done with listening to all this hypocrisy from a government that can’t seem to get it right, from the late lockdown, to scarcely getting anything right. They all need sacking because they’re not fit for purpose – this country needs direction and we’re not going to get it from this assemblage of fools.
Sadly, we elected this government to get Brexit done but we didn’t think about their capability in a health emergency. However, I’m not sure that whoever we had voted in would have performed any more fairly.
The Labour party weren’t listening to the voters, so I’m not convinced they’re any less hypocritical than Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson or his cohorts, and it appears that a good number of our politicians think they’re above the electorate and hold the moral high ground.
Michelle Obama’s comment indicated that when she eventually got to sit at the top tables around the globe she then understood that the great and the good were no better than she was, and in some cases were less intelligent.
The problem is Dominic Cummings retribution will come in the form of a nice big pay off from the government via the taxpayer’s wallet, and the point is, Dominic Cummings isn’t like everyone else, he’s the Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor and if he can’t follow government guidance then he’s not fit for purpose and should be hounded from his job.
Of course, caring for your wife and child is not a crime in normal circumstances, but spending numerous hours in a small enclosed space with other people in a car when you have COVID 19 symptoms of a respiratory infection isn’t caring for them.
He should have been in another room, self-isolating so that he didn’t transfer it onto his immediate family, and he shouldn’t have been driving if he was that sick because it then puts every other road user at risk, but Boris Johnson will never let him resign because he can’t function without him.
And don’t forget the risk he put on his elderly family members too, and if this man can’t take care of his own household, what chance do we have of him trying to take care of the country?
The Tories have been in control for a long time now, they’re the ones in command and they’re the ones that are demonstrating they have no management or organisational skills.
They’re the ones that have allowed thousands of people to die because of their inaction and this has nothing to do with any other party. This mess is a shamble of their own making and to say it would have been worse if Jeremy Corbyn had been in charge, is as ludicrous and desperate as saying it would have been worse if Charlemagne, Sitting Bull or Ivan the Terrible had been in charge.
But the truly frightening thought is that there are people out there that will still defend all the truly terrible and dangerous actions of this government, and if Dominic Cummings is capable of driving 250 miles, then surely he can cope with looking after his own child.
This had nothing to do with caring for his family, as some Tories are implying but more to do with a superior and insidious man who thinks he can do as he wants and will get away with it, as I’m sure he believes he’s above the law – a law that he had a hand in delivering.
So, look closely folks, this is now our Conservative Orwellian Britain, where Conservatives scrupulously support Conservatives just to feel like they’re on the winning side.
Their voters don’t care if they’re actively allowing their fellow countrymen to be left for dead. All they care about is blaming immigrants and brown people for every misfortune they’ve ever had.
And no matter where you look, we all have to pay, even the ultimate cost, just so Conservatives can get to feel like they’re number one again, and the constant dumbing down and dividing of society that’s been coming for decades so that the immoral amongst us can take over is now complete.
And if Dominic Cummings believes that he’s a political genius, then he should think again because he’s just made the biggest mistake he could have made. He’s destroyed any reverence people had for this government in a stroke, and he disparaged public opinion and if Boris Johnson can’t see that, then clearly he needs to go to Specsavers.
Dominic Cummings has no excuse, he could have picked the phone up and asked for help but evidently, he was so unwell he couldn’t manage that, but managed to drive hundreds of miles, and of all the stories they could have concocted you’d imagine they would have come up with something more plausible.
If Dominic Cummings was ill like he stated he was, then he should have self-isolated for 14 days, if he was having symptoms. That means to remain in his own home, not leaving it at all, even for supplies, exercise or non-essential travel.
He should never have been driving in his car all that way. He broke the lockdown rules, no matter how you slice it, and he should resign for infringing his own advice.
And so the great coward cover-up begins, and Boris Johnson should be the one, as a leader, who should be answering questions about this, but of course, he won’t because this is how the Tories deal with things like this.
Ignore it so it goes away or chuck a rubbish minister to the animals, and Boris Johnson is just as dangerous as Dominic Cummings, and he should resign, and if he doesn’t he should be fired, and if that happens, then Boris Johnson should go as well.
This is simply another example of how this Tory government are being run by self-important, shallow, self-serving dolts, who’s only mission is to fleece the country and line their own pockets at the expense of hard-working people.
And now people want to have a say because they’re beginning to have no faith at all in Boris Johnson. After all, he doesn’t listen to the people of this country, and the Tories simply press ahead regardless.
And what a load of twaddle Boris Johnson comes out with: stay at home, save lives, save the NHS, and yet Dominic Cummings is infringing the law himself.
A cover-up, wouldn’t you say? One rule for us, and another rule for them. So, why should everyone abide by the rules when they don’t do it themselves – sod that, I’m off to the beach…
But honestly, the police should have named and shamed him earlier – they’re quick enough to throw celebrities to the wolves, so why not politicians?
This man has no decency or regard for the 40,000 people who have died alone and he also doesn’t believe he’s put a foot wrong, yet Boris Johnson is supporting him, and the facts don’t lie, but it seems that the Tory party do.
They’re coming up with ridiculous reasons to justify why Dominic Cummings violated the law, but the preponderance of the public aren’t dumb, they know he’s depraved and the more the Tories attempt to cover up for Dominic Cummings the more the public is going to believe the Tories are a pack of misleading bigots, well more than usual.
And if Boris Johnson doesn’t fire him, it shows the public that the Tories are not taking this national emergency seriously, and that is why the death toll is the highest in Europe, and why people have sadly died, and by the Tories standing by Dominic Cummings, they’re going to be finished, and why the dickens should the people listen to the government who can’t even listen to themselves?
And, oh my God, those who voted for this carnival of a government, gave them a totally free reign, and if all of those people put their hands up, it would be like a Mexican wave, I certainly won’t be in that line-up.
And I’m guessing from now on people out there are going to be sticking their middle finger up at Boris Johnson’s lockdown rules and laws, and he’d better get SAGE working, recalculating the magic R numbers because he’s now given the green light to people all over to go out, stay away from home overnight so that they can see their friends and loved ones, mixing different households if he doesn’t fire Dominic Cummings.
And it appears that even though Dominic Cummings isn’t elected to any position in government, he seems to have tremendous power within it, but then that’s a democracy for you, and it seems that since the 1600s politicians have dominated parliament to accommodate themselves.
Perhaps it’s about time we shut the lot of them down and let the people run this country because all this government seems to do is help themselves to whatever they want and then do what they like with immorality.
They seem to make rules for everyone else, but they’re never relevant to them, and it’s sickening, and how are we meant to trust anything the government say now?
Boris Johnson knows it’s Dominic Cummings who’s running the show and Boris Johnson wouldn’t know how to run a tap and remember Boris, you will be held accountable at the next election, if not before.
The Tories don’t have the same laws as the rest of us, especially during the expenses scandal when Tory MPs made blunders when filling the expenses forms, but if that had been Joe Public who’d made the mistake, we would have been perpetrating a deception.
Dominic Cummings doesn’t even have the self-respect to hold his hands up and walk away, and he should practice what he preaches because he’s making this coronavirus a huge joke, and these so-called MPs not obeying lockdown rules makes one think that perhaps Boris Johnson actually wasn’t sick, or was he simply trying to scare us all into lockdown?
Thing is, Boris Johnson doesn’t have the bottle to can Dominic Cummings and the rest of his hypocrites that have violated the rules. They should all be fired with no severance pay, and what they would have got for severance should go towards the NHS or towards the cost of the borrowing to cover the coronavirus outbreak, then pensioners and taxpayers wouldn’t have to cover the cost that this inept government has imposed on us for not taking action earlier.
And what Boris Johnson and his bum licking companions should bear in mind is that the British public will remember these things.