I have no intention of letting this blog become a ‘political’ blog but having watched yesterday the Press conference with Dominic Cummings then subsequently the daily Government Press briefing I was amazed how the media let the Prime Minister off the hook so have to say something.

I hope that this will be the final time I feel obliged to say something about this debacle.

The majority of questions just repeated the questions put to Cummings, allowing the PM to say repeatedly something like “… you had the opportunity to put those questions to Cummings so there is now reason I should answer them again …”

My question would have been:

“If this man Cummings is so important that you cannot govern without him, what on earth are you doing as Prime Minister?”


I have rarely seen the arrogance displayed by Cummings yesterday by any politician, refusing to apologise to the British public and saying he did not regret any of his actions.

As I feared. Not worth writing a post. Someone forwarded the following to me: perfect summary!


As I feared, people were flouting the lock down ‘rules’ in Leeds parks yesterday and, according the BBC, also in east London. I haven’t yet found out whether this was true in the Yorkshire Dales, places like Malham Cove being overrun at Easter.


It doesn’t take a behavioural scientist to say that substitution of ‘stay alert’ for ‘stay home’ would confuse the message, though at least one advising the Government has said it.


I will be extremely disappointed if Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms this in this evening’s broadcast. It is even more stupid than the multiple hints that something might change after this weekend, magnified by the media.


We do not need a Prime Minister or Government which can be bullied by the media and opposition Parliamentary benches into changing the previously absolutely clear message.

I have little sympathy with the people using the lame excuse ‘the message is confusing’ for their errant behaviour. It was absolutely clear to anyone speaking English.