Tomahawk wrote: ↑
Fri 22 May 2020, 11:51 pm
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Spiny Norman wrote: ↑
Fri 22 May 2020, 7:43 pm
Now it looks like Dominic Cummings is another who broke the government's lockdown guidelines, while having Covid-19 symptoms.
What'll he do after his inevitable resignation?
Perhaps the PM will use the same excuse in not acting that Nicola Sturgeon used when Scotland's CMO was caught out the first time and not sacked immediately.
All politicians and parties are bad but the SNP cohort at Westminster has taken sanctimony to a new level.
I believe Nicola Sturgeon was unaware that the CMO was guilty of having travelled over two weekends. When she (CMO) came clean, Nicola re-evaluated her position on the matter.
Same however cannot be said for Robert Jenrick, who visited his parents who lived rurally, despite writing in a newspaper column or suchlike that those living rurally should seek the help of neighbours.
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theg ... g-lockdown
The following is from an article in The Scotsman.
- It was reported that Mr Jenrick’s parents have been getting help with their groceries and medication from neighbours.
In an article two weeks ago, Mr Jenrick urged family members not to travel to visit elderly relatives and instead trust local communities to look after them. -
Whether he observed social distancing or not is irrelevant. He wrote in an article what I posted above, then he clearly ignored his own advice.
Nice attempted deflection, Sturgeon knew that guidelines had been broken and initially chose to keep the CMO in post rejecting the same type of calls for action from opposition parties that are now coming from her Westminster colleague, Blackford, who says that, based on this one known transgression, Cummings has to go.
Of course Cummings should go and Jenrick should have gone but that doesn't change the fact that the SNP, and their Westminster leader in particular, are a sanctimonious bunch.
Not an attempt at deflection. Scotland's CMO resigned the very day she spoke to SFM. I'm not trying to justify anything, I only want fair play - we should ALL be bound by the same rules. I wasn't privvy to the call so I don't know what was said, but Dr Calderwood resigned that day. What is shocking is that (if the reports are true), Dominic Cummings was Covid 19 positive when he travelled. He sat back and watched as Dr Calderwood and Prof Neil Ferguson resigned, knowing he'd done the same, if not worse.
I'm starting to think the Conservative Government are now becoming arrogant, thinking they can do just about anything without fear of any form of punishment.
Not too long ago, Minister for Mental Health Nadine Dorries shared a 'doctored' tweet about Keir Starmer. How she could find the time to do this during a Pandemic is anyone's guess, but there you go. Covid 19 has given us the second highest death rate on the planet, but it's more important that a doctored video of the leader of the opposition is aired by a Tory MP. The MP(s) that then shared the tweet were reprimanded, but at this time, is that enough? Labour expelled a town mayor for saying PMBJ deserved to catch Covid 19. Why just a reprimand for those Tories? How is Nadine's actions any different to that of the former Labour mayor?
Robert Jenrick & Dominic Cummings have already been discussed in this thread.
Isn't about time PMBJ was bringing his house in order? If anyone actually knows where he is.
I don't think the SNP hold the monopoly on sanctimony in Westminster.