This is the way to Barnard Castle…>>>
Our SW Surrey MP gives the THREE lockdown rules Dominic Cummings broke.
The PM’s Special Advisor has been attacked by former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in a letter to his constituents, which included us here at the Waverley Web!
In his letter to Waverley constituents, Mr Hunt laid out the three ways that Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules.
As if we needed him to tell us that Big Dom had ignored the key health messages that he wrote and we were told to obey!
Mr Hunt said that he was wrong in coming back into work when he had been with his wife who was ill; he should have stayed at home instead of driving to Durham; and should not have visited Barnard Castle.
The letter read: “These were clearly mistakes – both in terms of the guidance which was crystal clear, and in terms of the signal it would potentially give out to others as someone who was at the centre of government.”
Silly old Jeremy, didn’t he realise that Big Dom was forced to drive to Barnard Castle, because that’s where the locals go for an eye test because it’s Twinned with Specsavers?
Mr Hunt, who ran against Boris Johnson for the Conservative Party leadership in 2019, and is still smarting from his failure, also told us, it was more important to hold the government to account on “whether we really are going to follow global best practice and introduce Korean/German track and trace so we kill off a second wave of the virus and get the economy back on its feet”.
But he said he would not join other Tory MP’s in calling for the senior aides resignation or sacking.
No of course, he wouldn’t. After all if Boris gets the bums rush, who wants to slip seamlessly into his shoes… yep you guessed! Our Jeremy! But be quick because judging by Big Dom’s obvious importance to the Government you may have a race on your hands.
Apparently BD is so clever, infinitely more clever than most of the men in Government – so the pundits say. But if he’s that clever why didn’t he think up something more plausible than excusing his trip to the countryside rather than going to Specsavers? We suspect any 4-year-old could have come up with a better excuse than that.
Jeremy added: “As someone who has been at the centre of media storms with a young family, I know you do make mistakes in these situations.”
“I am also not convinced that politics gains much from the spectacle of scalp-hunting even though I recognise that accountability is central to our democracy and sometimes people do need to resign.”
You must have some serious marks in your a** Jeremy as you rock from side to side on that fence you so often sit on?
Here’s what his opponent at the last General Election told us.
One rule for them, another for us.
This week has been dominated by the revelations about Dominic Cummings but for me it breaks down into two very clear statements.
Did he break the rules? Yes. Has he been punished for that? No
I can really only apply my experience of the local context in Godalming and the wider Waverley where I am a councillor.
Large numbers of residents have emailed me (from all over the borough) over the course of this period asking ‘is it ok if…’ when it came to the lockdown rules.
Many did not exactly love the responses that sometimes, because of the guidelines – I had to give. Most of the time I didn’t love having to give that guidance either – especially considering the sacrifice this sometimes meant for these residents. But that was the guidance and it was very clear (particularly if you had symptoms) and I know people understood that. I also have family within Surrey that I could not visit.
I cannot praise those residents enough for following the guidance and in some cases under some pretty unpleasant circumstances. Some of them at least as serious as the issues allegedly faced by the PM’s senior advisor.
Our MP, Mr Hunt eventually took made a statement and again we can break that down into short statements.
Did Mr Hunt think Mr Cummings broke the very clear rules? Yes. Should there be any consequences? No (and move along, nothing to see here)
We can only conclude from his comments that it is clearly one rule for them, and another for the rest of us down here on the ground.
Reminding us all that his overwhelming desire to one day get the big chair himself means that the only side he is on is not yours, or mine but his own.
Cllr Paul Follows, Deputy Leader, Waverley Borough Council
Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for South West Surrey (2019)
And here’s what the Hon Angie – MP for Guildford & Eastern Villages had to say, and is now Tweeting telling us all to … move on! Who is out of step with their constituents – Angie or Jezza?