Dan Wootton: The establishment is out to get Dominic Cummings

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

talkRADIO’s Dan Wootton has condemned the media, the civil service and opposition parties for the continued criticism of Dominic Cummings.

Speaking on his show, he said the outcry over Mr Cummings’ alleged breach of coronavirus restrictions was linked to the adviser’s role in delivering Brexit.

Dan said: “To say the hysteria over the past three days is about hypocrisy rather than Brexit ideology is completely naive.

“Make no mistake, the establishment is out to get Dominic Cummings.

“It has been out to get him since the moment he succeeded in doing what they all believed was impossible, taking the UK out of the EU.”

Mr Cummings has neither resigned nor apologised over the controversy and Boris Johnson has stood by him, despite growing anger among his party.

Up to 30 backbench Conservative MPs have now called on the Prime Minister to remove Mr Cummings from his post, and one junior minister has resigned over the fallout.

Scottish Minster Douglas Ross quit the government, saying that he could not “in good faith” defend Mr Cummings’ actions in light of the sacrifices made by his constituents.

Dan also accused the media of perpetuating the idea that the public are interested Mr Cummings’ actions and said that opposition MPs were “politicising” the pandemic.

“I despair that we have become a nation of politically-motivated snitches,” he said.

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