I've just watched that clown, who purports to be our PM, defend the, guideline breaking, actions of Dominic Cummings. Because, at every election, I make the effort to place a cross on a ballot paper I, therefore, have the right to voice an opinion as to the conduct of our political leaders. At the last General Election, under no circumstances could I ever vote Conservative and yet, because Jeremy Corbyn had ensured that Labour were un-electable, placed my cross next to the Green Party candidate, knowing full well that I was wasting my time. My right to criticise remains intact, it's part of our UK identity and culture.
Quite how tomorrow's headlines will read is completely unknown, but one thing's for sure, Boris has made a very serious error of judgement in offering support to this odious little maggot! With so many of us sticking rigidly to the government's advice; it would seem "do as I say, not as I do" to be clear message emanating from No.10. How many MP's, of all parties, will be under pressure, from constituents who have experienced far more trying ordeals of illness and childcare, without the need to drive 260 miles? A major "U" turn in this debacle is the only way forward, otherwise it ain't going away and the Great British public will have lost all faith in what the politicians, and their scientific advisers, are asking us to adhere to. If the rule makers don't stick to them why should anyone else?
I'm sure the entire front line team of NHS staff, community carers, police and ambulance paramedics are fully supportive of what Boris had to say today. When that second peak occurs, then maybe he might just understand what a complete moron he has as his chief adviser? Too late, too late, will be the cry!
Even Sir Roger Gale, the North Thanet Conservative MP, since 1983, has added his voice to the calls for the removal of Cummings from UK political involvement - not very often I find myself agreeing with this guy, that's for sure!
Hi Dylan, it's shocking isn't it? I was unable to vote last time due a council error. I didn't move house but they randomly stopped my voter roll registration and on the election night there was nothing to do about it. Anyway, I might as well tell you now that I would have voted for Boris. I'm neither Tory or Labour- only one thing motivates my loyalty and that's England. Over the years, that's meant I've voted for a broad mix of parties, including both Labour and Tory. But Boris' support of Dominic Cummings is an embarrassment. I'm livid over it. A red line has been crossed. I hope that Boris does the right thing and sacks Goebbels (sorry, Cummings!). The whole thing reminds me of when Gordon Brown called that woman a 'bigot' for daring to challenge him on mass immigration. It damaged my view of Brownie enormously and I had liked him up until then. Like a watershed moment... But with regards to this Cummings fiasco, everybody knows what the rules were. And no amount of 'he did it for his child' will get them off the hook. Not when people have been unable to attend their own kids' funerals. Total liars...ReplyDelete
There's not much I need to add. Your comment says everything that the vast majority of the UK population are thinking. Boris has decided to back a loser, but at what cost to the UK? Once confidence has gone, Boris's position will become as untenable as that of Cummings? As much as I despise politicians, this fiasco has provided much blogging inspiration - although I'd be far happier if none of it had ever happened.
Keep safe and stay indoors, unless you need to get your nails done? - Dyl
As someone who has voted Tory for much of his life and was well happy to vote for Boris, I feel totally let down by his support for Cummings. It was clear as hell to anybody watching that Cummings was guilty as charged and anybody that got fined for being found many miles from home over the recent months must feel justified in appealing for a return of their fine. What a smug, odious bastard that Cummings is.ReplyDelete
Nothing more to say really! Hoping that you're keeping safe, well and out of mischief. Thanks for taking time to comment - DylDelete
The truth Dylan is that this Government are so inept they cannot manage without Cummings. What a state to be in.ReplyDelete
I deliberately had to stop myself from posting my thoughts after seeing this horrible little man do that press conference. The arrogance was mind blowing, the contempt for the UK populous absolutely staggering. No attempt at an apology, no remorse. The headline in today's Metro (A free publication only available in London, I believe?) was a brilliant play on the "Stay Alert" message. It read "Stay Elite!"Delete
Quite how this current bunch, at No. 10, think they are simply going to sweep this under the carpet beggars belief. Lost the plot and the support of the vast majority of the voting population. Thanks for the comment - Dylan