Piers Morgan has ripped into Dominic Cummings, accusing the Downing Street aide of “flagrantly” breaching the lockdown rules he helped to create “when it suited him”.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the 55-year-old said: “What Dominic Cummings has almost single-handedly done is he’s destroyed the lockdown.
“By doing what he did, by refusing to even apologise, for refusing to admit that anything he did was wrong, even though none of us could do what he did at the time that he did it, by doing that, he has destroyed the lockdown, and trust in the government.
“Boris Johnson still stands by him, inexplicably - God knows what Cummings has on Boris Johnson, it must be bad.”
Later in the broadcast, Mr Morgan shot down a response from Andrew RT Davies AM, former leader of the Welsh Conservative Party, who defended Mr Cummings.
“Do you think he applied the spirit of these rules, or do you think he flagrantly breached them when it suited him?” he asked.
“He took a view,” Mr Davies replied, “and in my own view, I think he took the wrong decision to travel 250 miles.
“That’s my own personal view,” he added, claiming “Durham Constabulary have looked into this, they have said that no offence has occurred.”
But the GMB presenter was not satisfied, firing back that Durham Constabulary “said there may have been an offence because if they had actually found him on route to his castle jolly on his wife’s birthday - when he was testing his eyesight with his kid in the back of the car, as I say, we’re not mugs - that actually they would have turned him round and sent him home.
“So the police there made it very crystal clear that in their estimation, what he did was a breach of the rules because they would have stopped him doing it.”
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