1st June 2020
A week may be a long time in politics, but it is surely premature to close a criminal investigation of the Dominic Cummings affair.By way of reminder, should one be needed, last Monday, Durham’s Police, Crime and Victim’s Commissioner formally asked Durham police to investigate Mr Cummings for suspected breach of the Coronavirus Act . On Tuesday it was reported that the police had indeed begun their investigation . On Wednesday, the Prime Minister told the Commons’ Liaison Committee – and the world - that it was time to ‘move on’ . On Thursday Durham Police issued a statement concluding, from their 3 day investigation, that he should not be prosecuted . Then on Sunday, the national press reported that ‘Britain’s top public health leaders and scientists have warned Boris Johnson that trust in the government has been shattered by the Dominic Cummings affair and now poses real danger to life when lockdown measures are lifted this week’ .