The Controversial Top Adviser to British Prime Minister Refuses to Step Down
Dominic Cummings, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top advisor, declined to apologize for violating the lockdown rules at a special press conference.
His eyes moved back and forth nervously. Every now and then he stumbled over his words.
However, Dominic Cummings’ message in the Rose Garden of 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official residence, was crystal clear. “I don’t regret what I did,” it sounded measured.
“The rules allowed me to come to my decision.” The media was blamed for his blackened image.
Cummings only said “sorry” for his late appearance. He also felt fully entitled to drive 424 kilometres from London to his parents’ mansion in Durham during the lockdown.
If he and his already sick wife were unable to take care of their 4-year-old son, they could count on help in Northern England. According to him, no childcare could be found in the capital in the short term.
On the farm, he moved into a “cottage”, without coming into contact with his elderly father and mother. His sister, who lives in a separate house on the property with her almost adult children, was able to assist if desired.
The strategist, practically certainly infected with the virus, did not think that he was in direct contradiction to the rules with which he co-wrote.