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The British people were looking for at least an apology today

Since the Dominic Cummings story broke Stephen Morgan MP has been inundated by messages and emails from Portsmouth people angry and frustrated by Mr Cummings’ actions and the Government’s handling of the crisis.

The most heartfelt has been from those who have lost loved-ones as a result of Covid-19, unable to see relatives due to the restrictions to pay their respects.

Responding to the statement in the garden of Downing Street, Stephen Morgan MP said:

“The actions of the Prime Minister’s most senior political adviser are an insult to the sacrifices made by the British people.

We now know from the Downing Street garden statement that Mr Cummings broke at least three lockdown rules: returning to work when his wife was ill; driving to his parents’ home in Durham and taking a day trip to Barnard Castle.

Many families in our city faced similar dreadful dilemmas yet respected the restrictions on daily life and obeyed the lockdown.

As constituents are telling me, it’s one rule for Mr Johnson’s closet adviser and another rule for everyone else.

The British people were looking for at least an apology from Dominic Cummings for breaking the lockdown. They got none. A huge amount of damage has now been done.

I will continue to hold the Government to account to address constituents’ concerns”.