Cummings part-owns Durham house with parents, according to land-registry search by Guardian last year – and was there during lock-down when he did not have illness as an excuse
Boris Johnson is under increasing pressure to sack chief adviser Dominic Cummings, after a joint investigation by the Sunday Mirror and the Observer found that he had breached lock-down restrictions on a second occasion, following his recovery from the coronavirus near his parents’ Durham home.
Cummings had returned to London by 14 April – but was spotted again a few days later, on 19 April, out with his family in local woodland near his parents’ home. The eyewitness, to whom Cummings spoke about bluebells, told the papers:
I was a bit gobsmacked to see him. They looked as if they’d been for a walk by the river. It didn’t seem right because I assumed he would be in London.
“Of course he should resign now. You don’t take the virus from one part of the country to another.
However, it appears that his parents’ home is also Dominic Cummings’ home – which he part owns with them according to the land registry, as revealed in a Guardian article last August about the EU subsidies of more than €200,000 the farm received.
So Dominic Cummings visited his second home – and on at least one occasion when he did not have illness as an excuse, according to the Sunday Mirror/Observer.
Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer resigned for exactly that offence.
If Boris Johnson does not sack Cummings now, Johnson will be guilty of the deaths of every person who dies of the virus because they went out after seeing his chief adviser flout the law.
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