This is a purely UK domestic rant about a special adviser to the Prime Minister who took it upon himself to drive halfway up the country in a car with not one but most likely two active carriers of coronavirus, and once he felt better, drive 30 miles to a local beauty spot with his wife and kids in the car to test if he could see OK to drive back to London 😉 The dog once ate my homework too, Dom.
For the record I’m actually grateful to Dom for apparently jumping to the fact that lockdown needed to happen, even if it turned out that in his view it only applied to the little people. His supposed boss was dithering, still in thrall to an Englishman’s right to go down the pub so they could potentially die like a dog in a ditch.
However, there’s taking the piss and there’s taking the piss, and charging up the M1 for a couple of hundred miles with two active carriers of the pestilence to visit his
second home aged parents’ farm is taking the piss on a new level. So I shared this sentiment with my MP, James Heappey, who has never voted against the boss, because he’s a fellow on the make. But he ought to get the feeling that some of his flock think that Dom took the piss to excess:
Dear James Heappey,
My mother is living in [redacted, let’s just say she is also one of James’ flock].
I have not seen her since February, which is to protect her and the other residents against Covid-19. Because:lockdown. Something that does not appear to apply to Dominic Cummings, a SPAD who appears to be above the law, according to the Prime Minister’s mendacious address on the telly1.
Can you kindly explain to me the reasons for the pusillanimous behaviour of the weak leader of your party in not sacking DC? Dominic Cummings not only decides that the lockdown rules didn’t apply to him, but that he was perfectly entitled to carry a notifiable disease 260 miles to a second home so he could have a more chilled experience, and then delivers a litany of self-serving entitled bullshit claiming he has done nothing wrong? I do not find his childcare a valid reason to break the law and expose another part of the country to carriers of the disease – he started out in London, the capital city of the UK where I am sure such services are to be had.
Then he compounds his outrageous sense of privilege by going on a jaunt to a local beauty spot with wife and child in the car ‘to test his eyesight’. What a bloody ridiculous claim – why put his family members in harm’s way, even if he doesn’t give a damn about the other poor bastards on the road, who presumably are expendable plebs? And why not a drive round the block? The man drips with a sense of entitlement and couldn’t care less attitude. The correct response was “I screwed up, I am sorry for breaking the rules”. Not “I was right to do what everybody else wasn’t allowed to do, because I am above the law”.
Dominic Cummings is lying, lowlife scum and needs to be kicked out of the running of this country ASAP, because he has shown bad character. Boris Johnson needs to man up and stand for something for once in his irresponsible life. And so do you. Educate Boris Johnson that Dominic Cummings actions are not acceptable, did not look acceptable to this member of the public, and the blatant hypocrisy will mean more people will die in the Autumn/Winter second wave of coronavirus because people will not follow the official recommendation – after all, Dom can do what he damn well pleases why shouldn’t we, even if other people don’t even get to see their loved ones off or have to let them die alone?
[redacted] It’s fair enough that Cummings screwed up, to err is human. If he refuses to acknowledge that then he should pay the price. Before his “I was right anyway” claims an apology might have been acceptable, even if it wasn’t good enough in the case of the scientist that was pilloried2 last month, who unlike Cummings wasn’t an active coronavirus carrier at the time. Dominic Cummings is NOT above the law of the land. Or is he? It is YOUR job as a politician to uphold the rule of law. Do the job we hire you for, and stand for what’s right, not what’s expedient for once in your life, because this is a mortal risk for some people. Dominic Cummings job is not more important than British lives in the Autumn/Winter.
Or at the very least explain to me exactly why it is that the law of the land doesn’t apply to Dominic Cummings?
It won’t make a damn bit of difference to what happens, and will be filed in the round filing cabinet, but I feel better for getting it off my chest.
- The link to said BoJo performance on t’telly was not in the original letter, but hey, it’s a top piece of blather that should be preserved ↩
- The scientist was Neil Ferguson, pilloried by the Daily Telegraph. Oddly enough the torygraph is not full of the sound and fury about Dom’s jaunt halfway up the country as an active carrier. All Ferguson was after was a shag FFS. ↩