JK Rowling denounces Dominic Cummings’ “indefensible hypocrisy” for crossing the country during the coronavirus shutdown despite government advice to “stay at home”
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JK Rowling described Dominic Cummings’ 260-kilometer trip across the country during the foreclosure as “indefensible hypocrisy.”
Boris Johnson is facing calls to sack his chief aide after it emerged last night that he had traveled from London to Durham, despite clear restrictions ordering people to stay at home.
Ministers today defended Cummings and denied breaking the rules by taking his wife and young son to relatives in March, No10 spokesperson said the trip was “ essential ” to ensure good care of her young child.
However, there has been a strong public reaction in the past 24 hours, and the author of Harry Potter has also taken advantage of social media to criticize the 48-year-old strategist.
JK Rowling, pictured, described Dominic Cummings’ 260 km journey across the country during the lockout as “indefensible hypocrisy”
While Chancellor Rishi Sunak defended Mr. Cummings, Harry Potter author lamented “ selfishness ” of chief aide in tweet
She tweeted, “ People missed the funeral of their loved ones because of the lock.
“Many had to care for their own young children when they were sick.
“One of the rules architects who keep these people confined to the house crossed the UK, knowing he had the virus.
“Indefensible hypocrisy and selfishness.”
Other social media users have revealed the sacrifices they have made in the past two months, including the stories of a father who has not held his newborn baby for nine weeks, countless families incapable to visit their elderly parents and a bereaved person who was unable to ” embrace his father at his mother’s funeral.
Meanwhile, more than two-thirds of Britons believe Dominic Cummings broke the lockdown rules while driving in Durham while isolated, with more than half thinking he should resign, poll showed tonight .
The survey of 3,707 adults, conducted by YouGov today, found that only 28% thought it should stay and 20% were on the fence.
Earlier in the day, a challenge Mr. Cummings replied “who cares” when reporters asked him if his actions seemed wrong.
“It’s about doing the right thing. This is not what you think about it, “he said.
He also reprimanded the photographers for not respecting the rules of social distancing by staying two meters apart.
Earlier in the day, a challenge Mr. Cummings, in the photo, replied “ who cares ” when journalists asked him if his actions seemed wrong
His mother also let a reporter slip away. Speaking from the family home via intercom, she said, “I have one thing to say, Dominic’s uncle died on Palm Sunday and you should be ashamed of yourself.
Meanwhile, West Midlands police and the crime commissioner said that Mr. Cummings had made policing much more difficult.
Former Labor MP David Jamieson said in a statement: “ The police work of enforcing the lock has been made much more difficult after Dominic Cummings’ actions of over 260 miles and flexibility with which the government now seems to interpret the directives.
“People will now say that there is a rule for them and a rule for the Prime Minister’s political advisers.
“Across the country, millions of people are making sacrifices, including dozens of police and employees who have separated from their families to protect their health and the health of the nation.
“It seems beyond belief that to justify violating the directives, they now appear to question the honesty and credibility of the Durham police.
“Prime Minister Boris Johnson should fire Dominic Cummings immediately to restore public confidence and credibility in his handling of this terrible Covid-19 crisis.”