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    Try clicking your own name on one of your posts, then ‘edit.’ You can use the avatar field.



    Thank Tim, tried that and not working this end which is why I asked cmaj76 as his is working and wondered if he used a mac rather than a pc.

    anyway on a lighter note



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    So Wrexham MP Atherton has just held a “regular surgery” which literally nobody knows when it is held and there’s no details on her website as well. It also coincidentally provided a nice photo opportunity.

    The reply section to this tweet is inundated with local people and press who wanted to ask her view on Dominic Cummings and have emailed or phoned and received no reply.

    So if she is holding surgeries, who the hell is she talking to? Plus surely not responding to constituents via email or written is a complete failure of her MP duties.

    I tell you who would have been all over this Dominic Cummings fiasco – Ian Lucas. He was trying to call the man to account for months for various indiscretions. Like him or not for his Brexit stance he would have taken direct action on this and through his influence rallied up more noise about the issue to both Labour Leadership and to other local Welsh MPs. Sadly a lot of Labour, including Sir Keir have been very muted during this whole issue.

    So yes, criticism played here against local Tory MP (and the invisible Mr Baynes) but also against a lot in the Labour camp.

    There are more and more revelations coming out – this story isn’t going to bed yet and just how many Labour MPs shot themselves in the foot for ignoring constituents on Brexit, lots of Tory MPs who took their place are failing to satisfy constituents who want answers and relevant representation on this issue. Politicians will never learn and are a pigheaded selfish breed.



    Can’t argue with much of what Matt said.

    If only Ian Lucas hadn’t been so arrogantly determined to treat the twice overwhelmingly elected leader, Mr Corbyn, with such contempt, maybe he could have successfully actioned his good and compelling complaints against Cummings.



    Just e mailed her asking if she thought that it was reasonable to put your wife and child into a motor vehicle driving on a 60 mile round journey to test one’s eyesight and then taking an even longer journey. Plus does she think that it is reasonable that a cabinet minister has admitted publicly that he has done the same and others have supported this action, including the Secretary of State for Health.
    Am expecting and answer NO



    Like Matt said, where is my INVISIBLE MP? He is a waste of SPACE.

    Talkin bout SPACE do you reckon we could get Baynes and Cummings a place on that space ship tonight?


    Llayby lilly

    Ohh good to see you back on Matt.

    I see your still ‘smarting’ about Brexit and using any and every opportunity to knock the Tories. In the interest of balance, what are your thoughts on the Labour lot and their breaking of the rules etc? I see any criticism of Labour is suspiciously absent in the media?




    Durham Constabulary press statement

    ​On 27 March 2020, Dominic Cummings drove to Durham to self-isolate in a property owned by his father.

    Durham Constabulary does not consider that by locating himself at his father’s premises, Mr Cummings committed an offence contrary to regulation 6 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020. (We are concerned here with breaches of the Regulations, not the general Government guidance to “stay at home”.)

    On 12 April 2020, Mr Cummings drove approximately 26 miles from his father’s property to Barnard Castle with his wife and son. He stated on 25 May 2020 that the purpose of this drive was to test his resilience to drive to London the following day, including whether his eyesight was sufficiently recovered, his period of self-isolation having ended.

    Durham Constabulary have examined the circumstances surrounding the journey to Barnard Castle (including ANPR, witness evidence and a review of Mr Cummings’ press conference on 25 May 2020) and have concluded that there might have been a minor breach of the Regulations that would have warranted police intervention. Durham Constabulary view this as minor because there was no apparent breach of social distancing.

    Had a Durham Constabulary police officer stopped Mr Cummings driving to or from Barnard Castle, the officer would have spoken to him, and, having established the facts, likely advised Mr Cummings to return to the address in Durham, providing advice on the dangers of travelling during the pandemic crisis. Had this advice been accepted by Mr Cummings, no enforcement action would have been taken.

    In line with Durham Constabulary’s general approach throughout the pandemic, there is no intention to take retrospective action in respect of the Barnard Castle incident since this would amount to treating Mr Cummings differently from other members of the public. Durham Constabulary has not taken retrospective action against any other person.

    By way of further context, Durham Constabulary has followed Government guidance on management of alleged breaches of the regulations with the emphasis on the NPCC and College of Policing 4Es: Engage, Explain and Encourage before Enforcement.

    Finally, commentary in the media has suggested that Mr Cummings was in Durham on 19 April 2020. Mr Cummings denies this and Durham Constabulary have seen insufficient evidence to support this allegation.

    Therefore Durham Constabulary will take no further action in this matter and has informed Mr Cummings of this decision.

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    So Boris Johnson’s assertions that Cummings had done no wrongdoing was incorrect. The important thing is the wording Durham Constabulary have used now effectively closes the “I was doing as Dominic Cummings does in lockdown” enforcement loophole people have been using the past few days to do whatever they please.

    Had he been caught the police would have been able to stop him and enforce current rules.

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