Saturday, May 23, 2020


How many specious denials can No 10 make in the next 48 hours ?

The first, that the police didn't speak to covid-symptomatic Dominic Cummings when he, his wife and child visited his parents' estate near Durham at the end of March/start of April, was fed to the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg last night.  The rozzers clearly spoke to a member of the family, who probably didn't mention it to Dom, because, presumably, he was convulsing in bed (cf The Spectator article by his wife).

The second, that he didn't break lockdown rules. Boris Johnson presser, 12th March "From tomorrow, if you have coronavirus symptoms, however mild – either a new continuous cough or a high temperature – then you should stay at home for at least 7 days to protect others and help slow the spread of the disease." Boris Johnson's lockdown speech 23rd March "From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction - you must stay at home....You should not be meeting family members who do not live in your home."

From 29th March, on frequently-asked questions, Number 8. "Can I visit elderly relatives?"
"No, you should not be visiting family members who do not live in your home."

This morning, "sources" are now telling Laura K that Dom was staying with his sister (why not tell her that last night ?) and pointing to remarks by Deputy CMO Dr Jenny Harries on 24th March:  "A small child clearly is a vulnerable individual, so in this case, although we are encouraging everybody to stay in their own households - that's the unit with the same risk exposure - clearly if you have adults who are unable to look after a small child, that is an exceptional circumstance. If the individuals do not have access to care support, formal care support or to family, they will be able to work through their local authority hubs."

So if it was all ok, why not tell everyone at the time ?  Why the deliberate mis-direction about lockdown in Islington ?

1 comment:

  1. That Spectator article:


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