The COVID Diaries – 56 23rd May
The revelation that, at a time when the population across the United Kingdom was observing a lockdown, the Prime Minister’s principal advisor Dominic Cummings travelled hundreds of miles to Durham while showing symptoms of coronavirus shows just how contemptuous this ineffectual government is of the people it is supposed to serve.
Latest revelations suggest he may have travelled back to Downing Street and then returned to Durham, a blatant violation of the lockdown rules he helped to frame. Never has there been a clearer example of one rule for the privileged elite and another for the rest of us. So now we add hypocrisy alongside incompetence to the charge sheet.
People who have missed out on seeing their loved ones one last time, who have struggled to care for their disabled child without their usual support, who have yet to meet the newest members of their family, will rightly be very angry. The hypocrisy stinks.