Dominic Cummings returned to work after he was experiencing symptoms. He never sought childcare in his local area. He travelled 260 miles, with at least one refuelling stop, to “self-isolate”. 15 days after showing symptoms he “tested his eyesight” because he “couldn’t see properly” by driving an hour-long round-trip to a castle on his wife’s birthday with his young child in the car.
Whatever way it is dressed, he broke the regulations on self-isolating. He fundamentally violated the “Stay at Home” message by crossing the whole country, and in doing so he has jeopardised lives by giving those selfish individuals like him a licence to run around freely.
His arrogance in refusing to resign is distracting, it is undermining the government’s credibility and messaging during a public health crisis, and ultimately it is ridiculously insulting.