Ah ! Dominic Cummings ! With his eyes sparkling of mischief, and constantly alert, his round glasses, his smile frozen in razor blade on a face with fine features, the head of strategy, 10 Downing Street is one of those beings that seem to come from another planet. This quadra without the charisma or humour is now the principal advisor to Boris Johnson. No one is closer to "BoJo" that the co-pilot of the " Ten ". This libertarian in the soul, holds more real power than members of the government.
For the first time, the gauntlet Cummings closes on the empty. In effect, the adviser has been caught in the act of breach of containment in force in the United Kingdom since 23 march. "Dom ", which has been infected by the coronavirus, like his wife, visited the home of his parents in Durham (northern England), a three-hour drive from London, to recover and to take care of her son. The person concerned has been reported to the police by a neighbor who had seen dancing in the garden, Dancing Queen of Abba !
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The case made a great noise. Calls are multiplying in the majority for the Prime minister got rid of his damned soul. Cummings, who has continued to fight against the privileges of the elites against the people and the general interest, is accused of behaving in diva hypocritical and selfish above the law. In addition, parents in their seventies, so vulnerable, were supposed to be in complete containment.
in addition, the head of the scientific council for emergency situations, Neil Ferguson, had been forced to resign after his mistress had visited him several times. The person in charge of medical services in Scotland had also had to leave his post after visiting the home of his parents in spite of containment.
Since its release on 12 April, the hospital, the Prime minister gives the impression of navigating to a view in the face of the Covid-19 while the death toll is the highest in Europe.
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The failures of government action are increasing. The last in date is the decision of the interior minister, Priti Patel, to impose a quarantine strict for all arrivals on the british territory in order to prevent a second wave of the epidemic. The decision, badly conceived and too late, imposed by Johnson against the advice of his key ministers, has provoked the anger of the business community. In addition, the quarantine violates the sacrosanct principle of brexiteurs of the Global Britain : a nation open to the world.
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in addition, the blockage of negotiations on the Brexit between London and Brussels suggests that output at 31 December without an agreement, the economic consequences catastrophic. Under the influence of Cummings, a supporter pure and hard, a brutal departure, the head of the government rejected it for the moment any extension of the transition period requested by the bosses as by the trade unions.
Reassured, strengthened, and legitimacy through its electoral triumph of December 12, the host 10 Downing Street seems to be conspicuously absent in the test of power. He leaves it to a dozen advisers from the campaign in the european referendum in 2016 with the task of turning the heavy machine of government by short-circuiting the ministers. The mode of operation johnsonien, who had done wonders to the mayor of London between 2008 and 2016, now shows its limits in the face of the sars coronavirus.