The Dominic Cummings Appreciation Society.

He's probably everything you and the Leftist* Press say he is, but he is effective. I loathe the brute, but I loathe the role he has in the system, rather than the man.
I remember reading a blog post he wrote, nearly a decade ago, when he was the spad for Michael Gove at Education. He gave a very well-argued description of the myths and realities of senior civil servants, particularly when it came to the incompetent ones, that made me pause and think "this guy's got a point".

Now, he may have been pigged off because a Civil Servant told him that his Really Good Idea was actually a bit sh!t once you looked past the headline; but I suspect that he actually had a point. Regardless, the bloke was bright, articulate, and willing to put his head above the parapet.

Since then, of course, he's done all sorts of stuff that I disagree with politically. That, I can cope with - it's called democracy. I can even understand him thinking "if me and the wife both go down, the toddler's a bit stuffed" and heading north. It's within the letter, if not the spirit of the guidelines (and he's even persuaded the Attorney-General to back him up on Twitter, so well done him). But if it turns out he did take a second trip north? Nope, sorry, it proves that he's an utter hypocrite.

I don't think he'll resign; and I don't think he'll be sacked (he knows where the bodies are buried). Instead, how about a whole new story to push him off the front page? An actual MP or three flouting lockdown, or a juicy story about immigrants?
 
I can even understand him thinking "if me and the wife both go down, the toddler's a bit stuffed" and heading north. It's within the letter, if not the spirit of the guidelines (and he's even persuaded the Attorney-General to back him up on Twitter, so well done him). But if it turns out he did take a second trip north? Nope, sorry, it proves that he's an utter hypocrite.
Yup.
 

Oyibo

LE
I remember reading a blog post he wrote, nearly a decade ago, when he was the spad for Michael Gove at Education. He gave a very well-argued description of the myths and realities of senior civil servants, particularly when it came to the incompetent ones, that made me pause and think "this guy's got a point".

Now, he may have been pigged off because a Civil Servant told him that his Really Good Idea was actually a bit sh!t once you looked past the headline; but I suspect that he actually had a point. Regardless, the bloke was bright, articulate, and willing to put his head above the parapet.

Since then, of course, he's done all sorts of stuff that I disagree with politically. That, I can cope with - it's called democracy. I can even understand him thinking "if me and the wife both go down, the toddler's a bit stuffed" and heading north. It's within the letter, if not the spirit of the guidelines (and he's even persuaded the Attorney-General to back him up on Twitter, so well done him). But if it turns out he did take a second trip north? Nope, sorry, it proves that he's an utter hypocrite.

I don't think he'll resign; and I don't think he'll be sacked (he knows where the bodies are buried). Instead, how about a whole new story to push him off the front page? An actual MP or three flouting lockdown, or a juicy story about immigrants?
It begs the question that if one were a policeman who stopped DC while he was on his way to Durham, what would one do? Send him back? Fine him? Let him carry on ?

Which would be a balanced and appropriate response? (If one did not have a political axe to grind.)
 
I’m not a violent person, but Cummings has the sort of face that looks eminently punchable.

...However, I’m baffled as to why his movements are causing such hysterical vitriol from some people. While it seems that he might have flouted the spirit of the lockdown rules, nothing he did was irresponsibly dangerous.

Out of interest, was he a ‘herd immunity’ fan, or in favour of lockdown when things were still being debated? And, is he considered a ‘key worker’?
I expect there's an element of tit-for-tat here. The left had their embarrassing moment with Prof Neil Fergusson who was a staunch Labourite.

Hence, it was the turn of a Tory to get caught out.

The difference is that DC, like him or loathe him, could be argued to have had a solid reason.

A knee-trembler as part of a sordid open relationship is less of a reason to break lockdown, especially if you were the one who came up with the model that inspired lockdown in the first place.
 
I expect there's an element of tit-for-tat here. The left had their embarrassing moment with Prof Neil Fergusson who was a staunch Labourite.

Hence, it was the turn of a Tory to get caught out.

The difference is that DC, like him or loathe him, could be argued to have had a solid reason.

A knee-trembler as part of a sordid open relationship is less of a reason to break lockdown, especially if you were the one who came up with the model that inspired lockdown in the first place.
He was going North for a knee trembler?? The thick plottens... ;)
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
You want more ‘grr’ ok. My father in law died recently my children cannot attend his funeral because they are staying within the rules of the lockdown. Cummings sods off to Durham 260 miles each way to deal with child care so what he says is bollocks to you lot I am doing what I want but you have got to stay locked down I say give him a blood angel in Parliament Square to show that the lockdown Is serious.

Enough ‘grrr’?
he is an essential worker though so has to sort out his childcare.

at least he wasn't off to a funeral.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
He might be ceremonially sacked, although I doubt it. But if so he won't be going far methinks.
as per tradition - house of lords then the minister for administrative affairs
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
I’m not a violent person, but Cummings has the sort of face that looks eminently punchable.

...However, I’m baffled as to why his movements are causing such hysterical vitriol from some people. While it seems that he might have flouted the spirit of the lockdown rules, nothing he did was irresponsibly dangerous.

Out of interest, was he a ‘herd immunity’ fan, or in favour of lockdown when things were still being debated? And, is he considered a ‘key worker’?
technically I think he is boris's careworker
 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
He might be ceremonially sacked, although I doubt it. But if so he won't be going far methinks.
Probably, but you can bet your bottom dollar, he'll still be advising Boris in the background.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
My spider senses indicate to Me that He's a canute cut from the same cloth as Campbell. He's about as essential as an appendix.
Nah totally different part of the spectrum. Campbell was always a self gratifying POS.

Cummings shies away from the self adulation and me me me press appearances.

cumming sat least has a plan and some morals behind it, I see little evidence of him being a spin doctor practising dark arts.

if he was he would sort his fcuking hair out.
 

Auld-Yin

ADC
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
Reviews Editor
Probably, but you can bet your bottom dollar, he'll still be advising Boris in the background.
Hence my second sentence! :rolleyes:
 
Sophie Ridge going for DC like it's the end of the world, and demanding answers to questions she sent Shapp yesterday.

Every minister of the crown is obliged to act as unpaid researcher for obsessed commentatrices. We all know that, right?
 

O Zangado

War Hero
I’m not a violent person, but Cummings has the sort of face that looks eminently punchable.

...However, I’m baffled as to why his movements are causing such hysterical vitriol from some people. While it seems that he might have flouted the spirit of the lockdown rules, nothing he did was irresponsibly dangerous.
Al Beeb, The Grauiniad and the other socialist rag top care not a toss that he was isolating in Durham. They care much more that he is a crucial and influential supporter of Bre*it and is therefore beyond redemption and has to be removed.

OZ
 

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