JK Rowling criticizes Dominic Cummings & # 39; "unsustainable hypocrisy" for driving across the country while the corona virus was blocked, despite the government advising "to stay at home".
- The Harry Potter author used social media to criticize the Prime Minister's chief adviser
- Mr. Cummings drove 260 miles in March despite clear government restrictions
- No. 10 insisted that the trip was "essential" because the ministers defended the strategist
- Others have told heartbreaking stories about victims made during the ban
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JK Rowling made Dominic Cummings & # 39; 260-mile trip across the country while blocked as & # 39; unjustifiable hypocrisy & # 39; described.
Boris Johnson is called to fire his chief assistant after it became known that he had traveled all the way from London to Durham last night, although people were clearly restricted from staying home.
Ministers defended Mr. Cummings today, denying that he violated the rules by bringing his wife and young son to relatives in March. A spokesman for No. 10 insisted that the trip was "essential" to ensure that his young child could be properly looked after.
However, there has been a strong public backlash in the past 24 hours, and the Harry Potter author also used social media to beat up the 48-year-old strategist.
Pictured JK Rowling described Dominic Cummings' 260-mile journey through the country during the ban as "unacceptable hypocrisy."
When Chancellor Rishi Sunak jumped to defend Mr. Cummings, the Harry Potter author complained about the "selfishness" of the executive assistant in a tweet
She tweeted: "People missed relatives' funerals because they were banned.
“Many had to take care of their own small children in the event of illness.
One of the architects of the rules that keep these people in the house drove across the UK knowing he had the virus.
"Unsustainable hypocrisy and selfishness."
Other social media users have unveiled the victims they have made in the past two months, including stories about a father who hasn't had a new baby in nine weeks, countless families unable to visit their older parents , and a mourner who couldn't. I hug his father at his mother's funeral.
Meanwhile, more than two thirds of the British believe Dominic Cummings has broken the blocking rules by going to Durham in isolation. More than half believe that he should resign.
YouGov's survey of 3,707 adults today found that only 28 percent thought he should stay, and another 20 percent said it was on the fence.
A defiant Mr. Cummings replied, "Who cares" when asked by reporters if his actions looked bad.
“It's about doing the right thing. It's not what you think, ”he said.
He also insulted photographers for not adhering to social distance rules by staying two meters apart.
Today, a defiant Mr. Cummings, as pictured, replied "who cares" when asked by reporters if his actions looked bad
His mother also kidnapped a reporter. When she spoke on the intercom from the family home, she said, "I have to say one thing: Dominic's uncle died on Palm Sunday and you should be ashamed of yourself."
In the meantime, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner said Mr. Cummings had made monitoring the blockade "much more difficult".
In a statement, former Labor MP David Jamieson said: "The police's role in enforcing the ban has been lifted both after Dominic Cummings' 260mile actions and the flexibility with which the government now appears to interpret the guidelines, considerably more difficult.
"People will now say there is a rule for them and a rule for the Prime Minister's political advisers.
Across the country, millions of people make sacrifices, including dozens of police officers and staff who have separated from their families to protect their health and the health of the nation.
"It seems hard to believe that to justify the policy violation, they seem to question the honesty and credibility of the Durham police force.
"Prime Minister Boris Johnson should fire Dominic Cummings immediately to restore public confidence and some credibility in dealing with this terrible Covid-19 crisis."