Mary Wakefield can drive on the ‘wrong’ side of the road in a US morning freeway ‘slalom’ – but apparently not when she’s ‘very worried’ about Cummings’s coronavirus-weakened eyesight
Dominic Cummings admitted during his bizarre press conference this afternoon – less than 24 hours after his boss had denied it – that he had gone to Barnard Castle during his (first) lock-down visit to Durham.
But Cummings claimed that he had made this 60-mile round trip to test out his eyesight before driving back to London – because his illness had affected his eyes.
His story was that he had made this substantial trip – banned under lock-down rules at the time and with his wife and young son in the car – because his wife was ‘very worried’ about his eyesight, which had been affected by his claimed coronavirus infection:
Yet Cummings’s wife, Mary Wakefield, not only knows how to drive – but also boasted in a Spectator article about driving a ‘slalom’ ‘every morning’ (and presumably evening) between two US cities:
So Ms Wakefield appears not to be shy about busy motorways, let alone lock-down-quiet ones. It’s possible, of course, that she has a US driving licence but never bothered to get a UK one.
But you’d think the so-called ‘mainstream’ media would at least be asking the question about this potentially disastrous hole in the edifice of Cummings’s attempt to exonerate himself – especially when it is so pivotal to his admission that he drove sixty forbidden miles during the lock-down when he was recovered:
Why didn’t your wife do the driving?
Almost without exception, they are not.
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