Don't worry, like a lot of grammar "rules," it turns out this isn't a real one either.ETA: Sorry for starting several sentences with And. I'm aware that is bad grammar.
I assume by "won't do it again," he means won't get caught again.Rather than saying "I got caught, I'm sorry, and I won't do it again," he is saying "I'm sorry that I got caught and won't do it again."
'I know that British people hate the idea of unfairness,' he said today.
That's right, Dominic. We do. You made your own interpretation of the rules, you don't regret what you did – and for now you are just going to have to contend with the unceasing fury you have unleashed. With respect.
'His knees were splayed in a suggestion of confidence but his feet were crossed at the ankle and when he did uncross them his feet were pushed backward and wound around the legs of the chair to suggest discomfort,' Judi added. 'At one point one leg even seemed to be trying to make an early exit.'
Even though I’m fully behind Cummings’s ambitious agenda of severing all links with the EU by the end of this year and draining the fetid, suffocating civil service swamp, no one is irreplaceable.
If the Queen could summon up the fortitude to shoot her favourite son, Prince Andrew, when he became an intolerable embarrassment, then there was nothing to prevent Boris dispensing with Dom.
It was clear Dominic Cummings had come to snarl not schmooze: HENRY DEEDES witnesses a political tragedy in two partsOne cabinet minister told The Times: 'He [Mr Johnson] has sacrificed his own credibility to save Dominic Cummings. He is burning away his personal brand, his trust, to save Dom. Dom needs to go.'
One ministerial source said the affair risked torpedoing public trust in the government at a time of national crisis, saying: 'You can lose popularity, you cannot lose trust.' ....
One senior minister branded Mr Cummings an 'arrogant idiot', adding: 'The fact that he is still there just shows how dysfunctional No 10 is. I am being bombarded with emails from c
onstituents who are angry that while they have been making these incredible sacrifices and not seeing family, he's just done whatever he wants. It is breathtaking that the PM is defending him.'
Best grilling came from Channel 4’s Gary Gibbon who suggested members of the public would be staggered by Cummings’ refusal to acknowledge he’d broken any of the rules.
Cummings was non-plussed. Bovvered. Wrapping things up, he bade journalists goodbye, urging them all to take care. Another barefaced whopper of course
Mr Cummings’s entire persona has been based on his contempt for the pieties of the Westminster village.
But in politics, as in Greek tragedy, an individual’s greatest strength often proves their greatest weakness.
His ostentatious scorn for conventional wisdom served him well last autumn, when most voters were sick of the parliamentary wrangling.
But it was disastrously misjudged at the height of a [you-know-what], when following rules is literally a matter of life and death.
And the whole child care issue being an exemption to the rules was never explained to anyone in the general populace and apparently is in the small print of the huge sets of documentation the government churned out.
Lawyers cannot always dissuade the proud from acts of hubris.The lawyers have worked overtime to concoct this bag of nonsense.
If they'd have had any sense, they'd have got him to show humility to get the public on his side
As much I hate Cummings, but the outrage is led by Alister Campbell, then I would rather not take part. The man And his ex-boss is responsible for death for far more people than any BB has done so far.
Emily Maitlis has had to step down as presenter of Newsnight after stating the bleeding f*cking obvious on the show. Wow.
And Boris's grilling by MP's was rather painful to see as he just didn't answer any questions - he mumbled his way through it and some of his answers were just laughable!! His continued defence of Cummings is beyond unbelievable and is just a slap in the face to the majority of the public who have made it clear they are furious with the sheer hypocrisy of what the PM is doing. What exactly does Cummings have that means Boris is scared to fire him?!
Yvette Copper aka Mrs Ed Balls certainly skewered Boris' this afternoon! She was fantastic, despite the chair trying his best to derail her.
Most of the outrage is from the public, but the likes of BBC bring in Alister Campbell to talk about breach done by govt adviser is peak hypocrisy. I find normalising both Tony Blair and Alister in public a bit too much.
Dominic Cummings actions should have consequences need not be highlighted by Alister Campbell as some expert, there are plenty of other qualified people. My problem is this is normalised by media by bringing in more and more such characters from Blair era. I hate Cummings, but Blair and is his co. was much worse. I see some of them making a come back under Starmer as well, hence my problem.This is the second time you've mentioned Alistair Campbell and now Tony Blair....what do either of them have to do with Dominic Cummings breaching lockdown rules? I dislike them both as much as anyone else and usually refer to Tony Blair as a war criminal, but does either of them being heinous people change what Dominic Cummings did or how we react to it?
I hate Piers Morgan just as much as I ever have, it doesn't mean that i have to change my opinions just because he is saying pretty much what I think about the whole Dominic Cummings situation.
Dominic Cummings actions should have consequences need not be highlighted by Alister Campbell as some expert, there are plenty of other qualified people. My problem is this is normalised by media by bringing in more and more such characters from Blair era. I hate Cummings, but Blair and is his co. was much worse. I see some of them making a come back under Starmer as well, hence my problem.
Piers Morgan is bad, but nowhere near as bad as Campbell.
I am fuming at Cummings and co., but nomralising people like Alister and Tony is not the way to go.I've not seen Alistair Campbell or Tony Blair on any coverage that I have watched, but i'm not really paying that much attention. I find it really bizarre that someone would focus so much on the commenter rather than the action being critiqued but hey it's strange times we're living in.
I am fuming at Cummings and co., but nomralising people like Alister and Tony is not the way to go.
Part of my problem is also Campbell and Tony Blair and co. actively sabotaging the last two elections, check labour leaks. They worked hard to get tory into power and then now complaining about the very same people who helped get back into power. The racism the leaks exposed against Blacks and Muslim voters are also eye-popping, personally much of labour right-wing not so much different from CONS when it comes to racism. Maybe I am fuming about what could have been as well. As much I hate Bojo and Cummings.