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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: Boadicea
if you have read it - then its clear - you have utterly failed to comprehend it
hear is a tip - write out - not a full account - just bullet points - what he and his wife - did and said - and the excuses made by his colegues - and when you have finished - if it makes sense to you - and you still believe he is fit to run anything more complex than a bath -
then my response to you is you < cencored >
words fail me at this point , cummings is a grade 2 cockwomble
originally posted by: Boadicea
I've been reading about Cummings this morning and trying to figure out what all the outrage is about...
It seems to come down to sour grapes more than anything, with most folks complaining, "If he's not following the lockdown rules, why should I follow the lockdown rules?" Or just flat out, "I'm not following the lockdown rules any more either."
I think there's also an element of truth slapping them in the face -- highlighted by Cummings going home -- that maybe the lockdown rules weren't reasonable to begin with, and abandoning families and loved ones in a crisis was never the right thing to do anyway.
IMO his four year old's needs would take priority.
Seeing as he never interacted with any of the public and he was on private land. How do people know the things being said, such as "They went on a picnic." /SMH ...... How would anyone know that they were isolating.
originally posted by: Freeborn
Dominic Cummings played a leading role in drafting the social distancing guidelines here in the UK.
People have been prosecuted and fined for breaking those government guidelines.
Now we find out that Dominic Cummings completely ignored those guidelines that he was a part of producing and he states that he believes he's done nothing wrong.
His political supporters, as so often seems to be the case nowadays, rally behind him and defend his actions.
I openly admit that from what I have read about Cummings I have very little liking for the fellow and he represents everything that is wrong with our political system here in the UK.
I can actually understand why he chose to do what he did - not really relevant but Barnard Castle is only 16 miles away from where I live - and don't really think he did that much wrong.
Not only has he broken his own guidelines he then arrogantly offers no apology and gives off an air of superiority indicating that he is above the very recommendations that he was a part of devising and implementing.
originally posted by: ScepticScot
What he did was unquestionably worse than what Calderwood did and probably worse than Ferguson did both of whom had the dignity to resign.
His story also makes no sense what so ever.
Well done Ross for showing there is still such a thing as a Tory with principles.
Not liking someone is no reason for a witch hunt?
Anyway he is not a
Politician he is an adviser, We vote in the Politician he chooses his own staff.
Something that has been brought up quite frequently lately in various debates
is that the country is divided again in this instance much in the same way as
..... those baying for DC 's blood are mostly those who didn't want to leave
the EU...... on the face of it, I think thats a fair assumption!!!
Why should he appologise? To appease the hounds?
He doesn't think he has broken the guide lines, so no need to appologise!!
I understand your frustration. From what I've read, your rules and guidelines were quite strict and more strictly enforced than what we've had.