Piers Morgan issued an angry ultimatum to Boris Johnson for alleging that his assistant principal Dominic Cummings violated the blocking rules by visiting his parents.
"If Boris doesn't fire any cummings today, I'll consider the lock over and drive back to my parents (from a distance of 2 m) for the first time in 12 weeks." I have no rules for these clowns and no others for the rest of us, "Good Morning's British star wrote on Twitter.
Mr. Cummings is accused of violating government regulations by traveling hundreds of kilometers from his London home to his parents' house in Durham while he and his wife are said to be isolated for coronavirus symptoms.
Piers Morgan posted an angry ultimatum to Boris Johnson on Twitter for alleging that his assistant, Dominic Cummings, violated the blocking rules by visiting his parents
Mr. Morgan's ultimatum at number 10 to fire Cummings on Saturday came when Downing Street defended the 48-year-old senior aide.
In a series of tweets, Piers Morgan responded to government members behind Mr. Cummings.
& # 39; Oh please. Cummings boldly violated the rules YOUR government – recommended by HIM – imposed on everyone else, "he replied to a tweet from Michael Gove that said," Taking care of your wife and child is not a crime. "
"I have no rules for these clowns and none for the rest of us," Good Morning's British star wrote on Twitter
In addition to support from Cabinet Minister Michael Gove, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab and Chancellor Rishi Sunak offered Mr. Cummings support.
Rabb wrote on Twitter: "It is reasonable and fair to ask for an explanation. And it was provided: Two parents with coronavirus were anxious about their little child. Those who are now trying to politicize it should take a long look at throw the mirror. & # 39;
To whom Mr. Morgan wrote: “Excuse me? The No10 statement states that Cummings did not have the virus when he did so, and his wife was only "suspected" of having the virus – in which case, according to your governmental rules, she should have stayed at home and isolated herself. "
Dominic Cummings (pictured in front of his London home this morning) has been accused of violating government regulations by traveling hundreds of miles to his parents' home in Durham
The loner No10 chief traveled with his wife and son from London to his parents' Durham farm in March to isolate themselves with coronavirus symptoms, despite the government banning restrictions on non-essential travel.
He was discovered by a witness at the property's gate, with Abba's dancing queen playing loudly.
But in a defiant statement this morning, a spokesman # 10 said he didn't break any guidelines with the 264-mile trip.
"Given his wife's infection with suspected coronavirus and the high likelihood that he would feel uncomfortable, it was vital for Dominic Cummings to ensure that his young child could be properly looked after," the spokesman said.
In a defiant statement this morning, spokesman No. 10 said he had broken any guidelines with the 264-mile trip. (Boris Johnson, pictured in front of number 10, Downing Street, applauds the caregivers on May 21 in "The Clap For Our Carers.")
& # 39; His sister and nieces volunteered to help, so he went to a house nearby, but separate from his extended family, if their help was needed. His sister bought for the family and left everything outside.
Although the Durham police have confirmed that the family has received advice on blocking rules, the statement added: “At no time has he or his family been reported by the police on the matter, as reported. His actions followed the guidelines for corona viruses. Mr. Cummings believes that he has acted reasonably and legally. & # 39;
Allies pointed to a comment from Deputy Chief Physician Jenny Harries on March 24 when asked what parents should do if both get sick. & # 39; A young child is vulnerable. If adults can't take care of the child, that's an exceptional circumstance, ”said Dr. Harries.
However, the government's guidelines state that those who isolate themselves "must stay at home and do not have to leave the house" and must stay away from vulnerable older people. In a report on her ordeal released last month, journalist Mary Wakefield from Mr. Cummings also described how his little son cared for him with Ribena – suggesting that he stayed with them all the time. The Prime Minister's official spokesman at the time told reporters that Mr. Cummings was isolating "at home."
In a series of tweets, Piers Morgan responded to government members behind Mr. Cummings
The bombings triggered allegations of hypocrisy with Mr. Cummings' position, which was classified as "unsustainable", and signs of unrest among Tory MPs.
A Labor Party spokesman said: “The blocking rules were very clear: if you or someone in your household is suspected of having Covid-19, you must immediately isolate yourself and not leave the house. However, the Prime Minister's chief adviser seems to believe that this is one rule for him and another for the British people.
& # 39; This will cause understandable anger for the millions of people who have sacrificed so much during this crisis.
Mr. Morgan also hit back on Twitter with Dominic Rabb, who said Cummings and his wife "were anxious about their little child."
"We are still unclear as to who knew about this decision and when, whether it was approved by the Prime Minister, and whether number 10 is now questioning the validity of the Durham police statement."
Ian Blackford, chairman of SNP Westminster, told BBC Radio 4 & # 39; s Today that there appeared to be a "cover-up" and that Mr. Cummings "should have gone" by now.
But sources near Mr. Cummings said there was no chance he would step down.
A close friend of Mr. Cummings said overnight: “This story doesn't bother him at all, it's rather false news from the Guardian.
Top-class resignations by architects of the lock who violate rules, such as Prof. Neil Fergurson and Scottish chief physician Catherine Calderwood, have set a precedent for Mr. Cummings' resignation.
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