Huge Screen Playing Boris Johnson's 'Stay At Home' Message Arrives Outside Dominic Cummings' House
A huge screen showing a video of Boris Johnson's recent instructions to 'stay at home' has been parked outside of Dominic Cummings' house.
The footage shows interviews with members of the public who have followed the instructions, sacrificing their own well-being to follow the rules laid out by the government, and are now furious to find out that the Prime Minister's advisor had reportedly broken lockdown rules.
It's believed the stunt was arranged by Led By Donkeys, a campaign group whose four founders claim to call out 'thermonuclear hyprocrisy.'
The screen shows the Prime Minister saying: "You must stay at home. You should not be meeting family members who do not live in your home."
A second clip shows a woman describing her experience with coronavirus, when she was in the same position as Cummings.
She explains: "I spent two weeks in hell, basically, trying to look after myself and my daughter.
"Some of those days I could barely get out of bed to feed her.
"And then I find out he's broken those rules and I've gone through that torrid time, perhaps for no reason."
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It's not believed that Dominic Cummings or his children were at home at the time.
Other clips on the video show parents in tears in hospital as they aren't allowed to see their children, as well as stories about families who are unable to attend the funerals of loved ones during the pandemic - because of rules in place by the government.
Johnson's adviser is under growing pressure from the public, opposition members and Conservative MPs to resign after it emerged that he had driven 260 miles to a second home in Durham after his wife started to show coronavirus symptoms.
It's claimed he did so because he wanted his sister and niece to look after their four-year-old child and bring food round.
A top government scientist had to resign from his advisory role after breaking lockdown rules. Matt Hancock said of that "I think he took the right decision to resign"
No.10 now has to show it's not one rule for them and another rule for everybody else. https://t.co/DJAmGtR0Hv
- Richard Burgon MP (@RichardBurgon) May 22, 2020
SNP politician Ian Blackford said Cummings' position was untenable. He wrote on Twitter: "Following the news that Dominic Cummings travelled from London to Durham during lockdown and his behaviour was investigated by the Police, his position is completely untenable - he must resign or be sacked."
The acting leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said: "If Dominic Cummings has broken the lockdown guidelines he will have to resign. It's as simple as that."
The revelations, that were first published in The Mirror, also seem to go against an account published by Cummings' wife Mary Wakefield last month, in which she described how ill her husband had become after contracting the virus, though failing to mention their trip to the North East.
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