Dominic Cummings has insisted “I behaved reasonably and legally” after it was revealed he travelled 260 miles from London to Durham during lockdown.
When requested by reporters if his trip seemed good, he mentioned: “Who cares about good looks? It’s a question of doing the right thing. It’s not about what you guys [the media] think.”
The PM’s prime aide additionally instructed off reporters for not social distancing, telling them: “You’re supposed to be more than two metres apart – move out of the way.”
The prime minister’s chief adviser travelled to Durham from his London dwelling along with his spouse and son to stick with his aged dad and mom – after creating coronavirus signs.
Durham Police confirmed they spoke to the house owners of a property on 31 March – per week after the prime minister imposed the lockdown – after a name from somebody reporting that they had seen Mr Cummings within the space.
But Downing Street mentioned no one associated to Mr Cummings was spoken to by police, and insists his actions have been affordable.