For those who haven’t already seen it on Facebook, here is Scott Mann’s open letter to his constituents Dominic Cummings. He is adopting the government line of being able to ‘relate to people’s anger’ in Cummings going against what the public has been told is the right thing to do.
The problem remains that Cummings is a top government advisor. He is not just a bloke on the street with no influence over government policy and decision-making affecting the lives of ordinary people.
If he, a highly intelligent man, doesn’t understand the guidance he was intrinsic in creating, or interprets it as best he can, what hope for the rest of us?
If the guidance is wrong, why were we all not corrected and informed?
Unfortunately, he is not just a man breaking the guidance, he is a powerful man who knows what the guidance is, and chose to (at the time, secretly) break it while advising others to adhere to it. In some particularly distressing cases, those others missed seeing their loved ones when they were ill or dying, because they were obeying the rules.
I will now no doubt receive lots of social media vitriol as being part of a ‘biased press’ but I do not like orchestration to deceive and treating the public with contempt, which is what, in my view, this messy affair has been.