"I don’t regret what I’ve done "
Brits angry at Johnson’s consultants Cummings: a trip in spite of the Corona-rules
26. May 2020 – At 15:40
Catherine Delling from London
Since 64 days of output prevails in the UK now lock. Restaurants, Bars, cinemas, retail – all are closed until Further notice. Only to sports and shopping, the British were able to make leave your house.
More than 35,000 people have died already as a result of Covid-19 – the highest number in Europe. Hard times and measures for the population. And the policy? Dominic Cummings is making headlines in the Person of Boris Johnson’s adviser in matters of gross unreasonableness.
British people are angry about Cummings
It is a tough time for many Britons, especially in London, the apartments are small, only a few have a balcony or garden. And yet: most of them have given their Best to adhere to the government’s prescribed rules for their fellow human beings and for the health system.
Only one seemed to want to not strive: Boris Johnson’s adviser and close Confidant Dominic Cummings. After Boris Johnson with Covid-19 was admitted to the intensive care unit, also got it symptoms. Instead, however, as his government required to go home in quarantine, he grabbed his wife and 4-year-old son into the car and drove to the 425 kilometres away, in Durham, on the estate of his parents.
While the Downing Street Dominic Cummings back cover, all the other through this step pretty angry. Because during the whole of the UK was trying to keep to the rules, has Dominic Cummings violated several times against them. Even a trip to one 30 minutes away, a tourist attraction, he has made in this time with his family. Together, they sat in the Grass, although the Sitting was forbidden on the green spaces strictly .
A consultant gives a press conference – that there was never!
After protests in front of Cummings ‘ house in London, and multiple calls from his own party, he should resign, decided to Cummings now a press conference in the rose garden of Downing Street to hold. An unprecedented case: a adviser to the Prime Minister normally gives no press conferences and certainly not in the rose garden of Downing Street.
What should reconcile the British and especially the press, caused a similar amount of Anger and contempt, such as the disastrous TV Interview, the Prince Andrew, in November, was about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein .
After all, Cummings was in a to be honest: "I don’t regret what I’ve done ", he said at the press conference and thus provided even more excitement. The journey to the nearby tourist attraction, he justifies by saying that he wanted to test his eyes, because he would have had the Covid disorders the feeling of not being able to properly see. Before he could make the long Trip back to London, he wanted to go by a shorter car journey that his eyes worked properly again. Why he wanted to drive his wife not to ask and why it was for this test drive is important to his 4-year-old son, it remains open.
Police starts investigation
If his actions have no influence on Cummings’s political career, then perhaps on his private life: The police and crime Commissioner Durham, Steve White, bat now the chief of police of the supervised troop formally, an investigation against Cummings initiate.
For the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, it could have very well have consequences. One of his Minister has already resigned and, according to a survey conducted by the Premier there is in the eyes of the British are now pretty bad. While its popularity rate was four days ago at 19 per cent, is now at minus one percent.
A small consolation for all Britons; for the past week now, the first loosening of the curfew: it shall be again taken in the Park – with a safety distance of two meters and only one other Person that is not part of the own household. Let’s see how many right now to keep it and who to follow rather the example of Dominic Cummings .
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