Dominic Cummings Owns “Spare Cottage” in Durham
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Dominic Cummings told people that when he made his questionable trip to Durham, that he stayed at a “spare cottage” on his parents estate. However, as of today, Mr Cummings is still shown as the registered owner of the property along with his parents and another family member. Therefore, Cummings trip was more of a journey to his second home, than it was out of a necessity for childcare.
Despite the clear public outrage surrounding the Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor travelling to Durham in March, the government are persisting to back Dominic Cummings. There are many contradictions in Mr Cummings account of events. Some include;
- Why did he go back to work if he thought his wife had COVID-19 symptoms?
- Why did he travel when he says his wife didn’t have Coronavirus symptoms?
- Why did his wife, Mary Wakefield write that Cummings was bed bound for 10 days, yet somehow he drove to a hospital whilst he was?
- Did he really drive 260 miles with a 4 year-old and not stop once?
- Who tests their eyesight by taking their family for a drive, on his wife’s birthday?
- Why did his “sick wife” travel to hospital with their son?
The list above isn’t even the full number of questions that have arisen from Cummings’ Downing Street Address.
In outlining why he drove to Durham, as well as claiming that it was in-case his nieces were required to care for his four-year-old son should he and his wife become too ill, Cummings claimed it was a security measure too as a result of threats he’d been receiving at his London residence.
“I was worried about the possibility of leaving my wife and child at home all day and often into the night while I worked in Number 10.
“I thought the best thing to do in all the circumstances was to drive to an isolated cottage on my father’s farm.”
Cummings again made it clear that he wasn’t staying with his parents and extended family as he was residing in “an extra cottage.”
However, what Mr Cummings failed to mention was that he is a joint owner of that “extra cottage.” In-fact, it has previously been reported that he is by the Guardian and other national newspapers. It first came to light when it was revealed that the so-called architect of Brexit, himself was the beneficiary of European Union Funding relating to North Lodge in Durham. It appears as well as stand up comedy, Dominic Cummings is a fan of irony too.
Today I searched the Land Registry, and as you can see above, I found that Dominic Cummings is still the joint owner with his parents and another family member. I have redacted his family member’s names, as I see no need to throw their names out there unnecessarily.
Therefore, Cummings was travelling to a second home of his, something that was specifically prohibited under the lockdown restrictions he helped design and bring in with the government.
JUST IN: Durham Constabulary have stated that Dominic Cummings’ trip to Barnard Castle to “check his eyesight”, DID break lockdown rules in place at the time, but that they will not be taking any further action.
As you can see, no mention at all is made by the northern police force on his reasoning for the initial trip and the huge number of contradictions he made in reasoning in doing so.
All this episode has helped highlight and reconfirm is this;
If you are rich or powerful, you will get away with it. If you’re a friend of Boris Johnson, you”l even get the backing of the UK government machine, even if the public mood is clearly against you.
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