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    Cummings has spent the last hour in no. 10.

    Reckon he'll be leaving on his bike.

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    Sir Roger Gale tells Sky News Dominic Cummings "broke his own rules" and "should not have gone to Durham".
    "We should not be dealing with that story, and it's wrong, and I think an honourable man would fall on his sword at this point," he added.
    No honour in this group....

    If he stays then Bojo is compromised and if he goes Bojo will be left clueless...

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    More startling than Cummings trip is the number of tory MPs coming out in support of him.

    There could not be any clearer example of people who think the rules should not apply to them.

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    if bojo the clown is going to continue to follow the trump playbook, he won't force cummings to step down.

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    BoJo defends Cummings as expected.

    Failing to respect your own rules, ones already applied to force the resignation of two people, has no defence. 1922 Committee may have to intervene on this and leave BoJo up the creek.

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    come on, this is quite harmless, and perfectly understandable, no need to be anal about it

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    Wow, how unpredictable.


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    wow, what a valuable input that was

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    i doubt if there is one person in the uk who has obeyed all the lockdown rules/recommendations to the letter, and now we have a contrived witch hunt against cummings, no.10s reviled strategist and enforcer.

    the holier than thou brigade, curtain twitching busybodies and the media slags are having a field day over this, along with many of the weaker tory mps who have been on the receiving end of cummings foul mouthed rants and dictats, and now they have their chance.

    what he did was hardly a hanging offence and a contrite apology from him would have surely sufficed to placate the pitchfork wielding mob, but that was never going to come from the arrogant cummings.

    as usual it's the media, led by the gloating bbc, looking for a new angle on its tired old lockdown stories understanding that the public are now well and truly sick and tired of the mawkish hero worshipping of the nhs, the doorstep clapping stories, the selfless sacrifice of its bame martyrs, colonel toms 30 million quid and 100 year old aunt doris from wolverhamptons miraculous recovery from her month on a ventilator, now finding a new angle, exaggerating it out of all proportion, milking it for all its worth until it attains a momentum of its own, calling up any old leftie pundit available to give their predictable views and reaping the rewards as a mighty shitstorm blows up out of nowhere.

    ....... and if he were to be sacked, cummings chagrin would undoubtedly result in him unleashing a tsunami of downing street /boris beans that would instigate an even worse media frenzy the likes of which have never been seen before, so boris has certainly done the right thing in keeping him on. better inside pissing out than outside pissing in.



    no, this cummings story will slowly fade away as the country's more pressing problems regain the headlines and i wish him well.

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    cummings has a stroll through his neighborhood....


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    Anyone fancy a day trip to Durham to see Dominic Cumming's mum?

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    ^^
    cummings has a stroll through his neighbourhood....


    the hypocrisy of the mob.

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    Prof Stephen Reicher, a member of the government’s advisory group on behavioural science, told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “If you look at the research it shows the reason why people observed lockdown was not for themselves, it wasn’t because they were personally at risk, they did it for the community, they did it because of a sense of ‘we’re all in this together’.”
    UK coronavirus live: scientist warns Johnson backing Cummings has 'fatally undermined' Covid-19 response | World news | The Guardian

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    A petition has been launched calling for Dominic Cumings to reisgn. It went up yesterday evening and now has more than 250,000 signatures.

    Petition * UK Parliament: Dominic Cummings must be sacked * Change.org

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    Durham’s former chief constable Mike Barton said Boris Johnson throwing his support behind Dominic Cummings had made enforcing the lockdown much harder.

    Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Barton said:

    Policing the lockdown has probably been one of the toughest assignments ever given to the British police and they have risen to the challenge.

    But what the prime minister did yesterday has now made it exponentially tougher for all those people on the front line, those PCSOs [police community support officers] and cops on the front line, enforcing the lockdown.

    We are in the middle of a national emergency and people who make the rules cannot break the rules, otherwise we are going to have chaos.
    UK coronavirus live: scientist warns Johnson backing Cummings has 'fatally undermined' Covid-19 response | World news | The Guardian


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    no, this cummings story will slowly fade away as the country's more pressing problems regain the headlines and i wish him well.

    or possibly not !!

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    People are fired up about the astounded arrogance being shown by BoJo.

    He's been seen through (finally!) and people are tellling him to go fcuk himself in no uncertain terms.

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    it appears he's boxed himself in....the scandal is only gaining momentum and he'd be seen as weak if he forced cummings out now.

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    He's done so many 180s recently though. One more won't make any difference.

    It's not as if he ever had such qualities as credibility and consistency anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    ^^



    the hypocrisy of the mob.
    What about those unelected guys&girls that the Brexit Party bandwagon jumped up and down on. Dominic Cummings is indeed hypocrisy on another level.


    edit...

    Cummings to give press conference this afternoon. I guess it'll relieve the pressure if he apologises and resigns. Not sure anything else will do...
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    Just an apology might be enough...though I hope not.

    BJ's bluster and bullshit last night when he prattled on about 'instincts as a father' has merely enflamed the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    triggered snowflakes
    You really are a parody of yourself



    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Just an apology might be enough...
    Has to be, there's a pandemic going on now and we must all prioritise!!!!!

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    No apology, no resignation and clear breach of lockdown law. Driving to check eyesight is weak and ill- advised.

    Surely this is not going away and he's going to drag the Tory party down with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Just an apology might be enough...though I hope not.

    BJ's bluster and bullshit last night when he prattled on about 'instincts as a father' has merely enflamed the situation.
    Inflamed

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    so does wanking affect your vision ?

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