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Media could ask Cummings about needless deaths & crashing economy. But their ‘gotcha!’ moment is a stupid car trip

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26.05.2020

Today in the UK, we ‘celebrate’ nine weeks of lockdown – a series of measures that has robbed us of great swathes of our long-held rights and left the economy on its knees. So what are the UK media currently in a feeding frenzy about? Whether a political adviser – not even an elected politician – did or did not bend or break those lockdown rules a few weeks ago. One thing the pandemic has done is brought into sharp relief the utter uselessness of the breed of fatuous gossip-mongers known as ‘political correspondents.’

The established facts are these: a few days after the lockdown was announced on Monday, March 23, Dominic Cummings – Boris Johnson’s most senior adviser – left London with his wife and four-year-old child to stay at a property on his parents’ estate in County Durham, a journey of over 250 miles. His wife, journalist Mary Wakefield, had already become ill with Covid-19 and Cummings assumed he was likely to become ill soon, too.

Cummings says they were worried they would be unable to look after their child if they were both ill. It seems his concern was well placed, as he became very ill soon after.

The lockdown rules seemed clear. Anyone who becomes ill with Covid-like symptoms is supposed to stay at home, full stop, and all members of their household are supposed to do so, too. However, there is an exception if a journey is required to care for someone. Cummings says there was no one suitable to look after his child in London and that the trip to be near his family in Durham was essential. However, there are also reports that Cummings and his family........

© RT.com


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