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Dominic Cummings accused of perverting the course of justice.

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Whitewavemark2 Sat 31-Oct-20 07:55:54

If found guilty he could face a jail sentence. Well at least it would stop him cavorting around the country losing the populations good will in lockdown. I think he singlehandedly did for the lockdown last time.

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biba70 Sat 31-Oct-20 09:27:44

Good.

vampirequeen Sat 31-Oct-20 09:38:09

He's Teflon coated. He must know where all the bodies are hidden.

MaizieD Sat 31-Oct-20 10:25:58

I'll celebrate if/when the chickens come home to roost. In the meantime I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

HootyMcOwlface Sat 31-Oct-20 10:29:17

Well done Mr Afzal, Pity there aren’t more like him taking these scummy people to task.

Barmeyoldbat Sat 31-Oct-20 10:44:35

Great news.

Luckygirl Sat 31-Oct-20 10:54:37

We can only hope........

Jane10 Sat 31-Oct-20 11:34:49

He certainly led to a huge number of previous supporters being sickened by his behaviour, pathetic excuses and his remaining in employment.

EllanVannin Sat 31-Oct-20 11:54:28

Nadir Afzal will feel it more because if my memory serves me right he lost a brother who contracted Covid. He's a good barrister, albeit retired but remains to have a fight on his hands as would I if a member of my family needlessly died because of someone's rank carelessness.

GagaJo Sat 31-Oct-20 14:30:34

As vampirequeen said, he's Teflon man. But yes, keep his ill doings in the public eye.

AND he needs to pay his council tax.

JenniferEccles Sat 31-Oct-20 14:40:21

The trip to Barnard Castle was ridiculous and it was almost insulting that he expected everyone to swallow the ‘testing my eyesight’ story.

However the trip to stay in a cottage on his parents’ farm is a different matter.

During the lockdown, under certain circumstances, childcare was exempt from the lockdown rules, but even if it hadn’t been, how could he have arranged safe childcare without breaking the rules? Nobody has answered that.

He couldn’t have had his nanny round to an infected household, neither could he have taken his child to the nanny. How then could he and his wife safely looked after their little boy whilst being ill with covid?

I have had flu just once and although I didn’t have it as badly as a lot of people I can say with absolute certainty that I would not have been fit to care for a small child.

Ok we all know that most people only have very mild symptoms with covid but they may have been severely affected.

They went in their car, they had their own cottage with his sister on hand if needed.

Under the same circumstances I suspect a lot of people would have done the same.

HootyMcOwlface Sat 31-Oct-20 14:47:04

We will have to agree to differ on opinion there Jennifer. If he can take a child across the country, he could have taken it to their nanny, or she could have come and collected. And it was also mentioned, I seem to remember, they had other family living close by their London home as well. Other people managed why couldn’t they?

varian Sat 31-Oct-20 14:48:24

Did they not have any friends or neighbours in London who could have been on hand just like his sister, but without breaking the rules to drive all that way?

GagaJo Sat 31-Oct-20 14:50:59

JenniferEccles, your argument doesn't add up. If he was well enough to drive all that way, he was capable of looking after a child. Plus, they have family in London.

My daughter looked after my GS while they both had covid. It is what parents do. Her dad was poised to drive 300 miles TO HER (not the other way round) if things got too bad.

Plus, he has thousands of unpaid council tax. You have an excuse for that?

Parsley3 Sat 31-Oct-20 14:56:19

The child care issue may have been credible if Mrs Cummings had not written a lengthy article for a newspaper on how she coped with looking after her son while DC was bedridden. No mention of family help or of having left home. The article ended with them emerging into lockdown London. If I can find a link, I will post it.

Whitewavemark2 Sat 31-Oct-20 15:02:23

JenniferEccles

The trip to Barnard Castle was ridiculous and it was almost insulting that he expected everyone to swallow the ‘testing my eyesight’ story.

However the trip to stay in a cottage on his parents’ farm is a different matter.

During the lockdown, under certain circumstances, childcare was exempt from the lockdown rules, but even if it hadn’t been, how could he have arranged safe childcare without breaking the rules? Nobody has answered that.

He couldn’t have had his nanny round to an infected household, neither could he have taken his child to the nanny. How then could he and his wife safely looked after their little boy whilst being ill with covid?

I have had flu just once and although I didn’t have it as badly as a lot of people I can say with absolute certainty that I would not have been fit to care for a small child.

Ok we all know that most people only have very mild symptoms with covid but they may have been severely affected.

They went in their car, they had their own cottage with his sister on hand if needed.

Under the same circumstances I suspect a lot of people would have done the same.

Don’t excuse the wretched man. His behaviour simply doesn’t bear scrutiny.

What he did was against the law. As simple as that.

He then a went in to compound his misdemeanours by arrogantly calling a press conference where he appears to have deliberately perverted the course of justice by fabricating his actions.

Jaberwok Sat 31-Oct-20 16:13:38

For what it's worth I agree with J.E. I note that nobody seems even remotely bothered by other breaches of lockdown by prominent figures! Still less by the hordes of journalists camping outside DC's house breaking every rule in the book! but of course that is always the nature of a witch hunt, one person among many is gunned for exactly the same crime while others are ignored. I cannot believe that anyone thinks that DC actually caused thousands of deaths by the example of his one foolish action! (no one elses?!!) If that is the unlikely case, well, we certainly are a nation of nincompoops and deserve everything we get!

Toadinthehole Sat 31-Oct-20 16:31:36

Brilliant.....bring it on😗

Whitewavemark2 Sat 31-Oct-20 16:45:09

Jaberwok

For what it's worth I agree with J.E. I note that nobody seems even remotely bothered by other breaches of lockdown by prominent figures! Still less by the hordes of journalists camping outside DC's house breaking every rule in the book! but of course that is always the nature of a witch hunt, one person among many is gunned for exactly the same crime while others are ignored. I cannot believe that anyone thinks that DC actually caused thousands of deaths by the example of his one foolish action! (no one elses?!!) If that is the unlikely case, well, we certainly are a nation of nincompoops and deserve everything we get!

No body else helped draw up the rules for the entire country, then broke them, then barefaced lied about his movement in a press conference in the No 10 rose garden.

GagaJo Sat 31-Oct-20 16:49:14

Exactly WWM.

Curlywhirly Sat 31-Oct-20 17:58:39

I cannot believe that anyone could possibly believe that he drove hundreds of miles to his parents' house for help with childcare! And as for taking a 30 mile journey (together with his family in the car no less) to check his eyesight, laughable.

MissAdventure Sat 31-Oct-20 18:01:03

Well, that's one bit of good news.
Our government need to be accountable.

varian Sat 31-Oct-20 18:04:15

DC's misbehaviour and the fact that he seemed to get away with it was the beginning of the slippery slope.

Up till that point almost the whole UK population obediently complied with the lockdown rules.

But after the notorious trip to Barnard Castle, a large number of folk thought "If he can do what he likes and get away with it why should I stick to the rules?" and acted accordingly.

In other countries where the government commands respect and there is a strong feeling of community solidarity, people continue to observe the rules, but Cummings trashed any feeling of community solidarity in the UK and is responsible for hundreds, if not thousands of deaths.

GagaJo Sat 31-Oct-20 18:06:59

Agree Vairan. For once, we WERE fairly in it together. In my opinion, it all changed NOT when Cummings did it, but when Boris stood by and defended him.

If the PM allows rule-breakers, the PM clearly doesn't really give a s**t.

MissAdventure Sat 31-Oct-20 18:07:09

It makes a mockery of "We're all in this together".