Carmichael calls on Dominic Cummings to resign

UK government adviser Dominic Cummings, who left London to go to Durham during the coronavirus lockdown, must either resign or be dismissed.

That is the view of Shetland and Orkney MP Alistair Carmichael, who followed politicians of all parties in condemning Mr Cummings today (Monday).

Mr Carmichael said: “From day one the government have employed the rhetoric of war when talking about the effort needed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

“When so many people across the country have made such great sacrifices in the prosecution of that war it is unacceptable that Dominic Cummings should be behave like this and not suffer any consequences.

“Dominic Cummings’ behaviour – and the decision of the Prime Minister to support him – risks undermining public confidence in the messaging of government.

“It is also clearly consuming time and energy in government that could be better spent on tackling the disease.

“In all the circumstances if Dominic Cummings will not resign then the Prime Minister should dismiss him.”


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  • ian Tinkler

    • May 25th, 2020 20:50

    Well, that is so funny. Talk about hypocrisy at its most blatant. Just how many asked for Carmichael to resign.

    • John Thomas

      • May 26th, 2020 11:59

      Tell me about it Ian – the hypocrisy is astounding. Besides, Mr. Cummings gave a perfectly reasonable explanation. I once found myself in a similar situation back in 2003. I had just received my diagnosis for glaucoma and was not sure whether I would be able to drive safely or not on our monthly trip up to Brae (we bring tea and sandwiches, cheese and pickle usually). My wife offered to drive, but I decided it was best to do the driving myself in order to test my eyesight. We made it safely there and back, with on loss to life or limb, although we did lose a nearside wing mirror.


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